Accession Number:

ADA954361

Title:

Resistance of Regulation 'Flak-Jacket' to Perforation by Fragment- Simulating Projectiles

Descriptive Note:

Memorandum rept.

Corporate Author:

WATERTOWN ARSENAL LABS MA

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1944-07-01

Pagination or Media Count:

5.0

Abstract:

In accordance with a request of the Office, Chief of Ordnance, there is being conducted at this arsenal a program of development of improved body armor components. Of interest to this program was a determination of the resistance of a standard flak-jacket to perforation by various fragment- simulating projectiles developed at this arsenal and by standard cal. .45 steel-jacketed ball projectiles. Under impact of the fragment-simulating projectiles the resistance of the flak-jacket is appreciably superior to that of the basic steel component .044 in. of Hadfield manganese steel but under impact of the cal. .45 steel-jacketed ball projectile it is not decisively superior.

Subject Categories:

  • Armor

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE