Accession Number:

ADA954406

Title:

Armor. Metallurgical Examination of Cast Turret Number 757 for M4 Tank, Manufactured by Union Steel Castings Co., Ballistically Tested at Subzero Temperatures at Camp Shilo, Canada

Descriptive Note:

Corporate Author:

WATERTOWN ARSENAL LABS MA

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1943-10-06

Pagination or Media Count:

29.0

Abstract:

The object of this study was to correlate the subzero temperature ballistic properties of the vast tank turret with the metallurgical characteristics of the steel. The report concludes that ballistic failure is not attributable to the poor steel quality. Reheat treatment is capable of producing physical properties believed adequate to withstand low temperature ballistic shock tests.

Subject Categories:

  • Combat Vehicles
  • Armor

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE