Accession Number:

ADA492802

Title:

Fin Stabilised Discarding Sabot Shell Progress of Design

Descriptive Note:

Technical rept.

Corporate Author:

MINISTRY OF SUPPLY LONDON (UNITED KINGDOM)

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1949-05-01

Pagination or Media Count:

64.0

Abstract:

This report details the progress - to date - in firing a fin stabilised sub-calibre shell at high velocity from a smooth bore gun. A previous Report A. D.E. Tech. Report 548 discusses the method of calculating the stresses in the shell body due to firing, and since all firings carried out have not revealed any abnormal functioning of the shell body as such, no major changes have been made in this part of the design. This report, therefore, is concerned only with the development of the discarding sabot and the tail unit.

Subject Categories:

  • Ammunition and Explosives

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE