Accession Number:

ADA954459

Title:

Resistance of Light-Gauge Si-Ni-Cr-Mo and Cr-Mo-V Steels to Perforation by Fragment-Simulating Projectiles

Descriptive Note:

Partial rept. no. 8

Corporate Author:

WATERTOWN ARSENAL LABS MA

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1944-05-18

Pagination or Media Count:

5.0

Abstract:

As part of a program of development of improved study armor components requested by the Office, Chief of Ordnance, there have been conducted at this arsenal several investigations of heat-treatable steels as possible substitutes for the Hadfield manganese steel currently used. In conjunction with this phase of the program samples of a Si-Ni-Cr-Mo steel and of a Cr-Mo-V steel were heat treated variously and subjected to ballistic test. The resistance of all samples, however, was considerably inferior to that of Hadfield manganese steel of the same weight.

Subject Categories:

  • Metallurgy and Metallography
  • Ballistics

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE