Accession Number:

ADA954324

Title:

Resistance of Various Numbers of Plies of .020 Aluminum Alloy Sheets to Perforation by Fragment-Simulating Projectiles

Descriptive Note:

Memorandum rept.

Corporate Author:

WATERTOWN ARSENAL LABS MA

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1944-08-29

Pagination or Media Count:

6.0

Abstract:

The resistance of single sheets of this material was so low as to be indeterminable by the test methods employed. The resistance of six plies of this material to perforation by caliber .45 ball projectiles steel-jacketed was about equal to that of solid pieces of aluminum alloy previously tested, whereas the resistance to perforation by the 17 grain fragment-simulator, G-2, or a similar combination was somewhat superior to that of solid pieces of equivalent weight. The resistance sof the subject material is low as to eliminate it from consideration as a potential body armor material.

Subject Categories:

  • Metallurgy and Metallography
  • Armor

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE