Accession Number:

ADA954460

Title:

Armor - Preliminary Metallurgical Studies of Experimental Face Hardened Cast and Rolled Armor

Descriptive Note:

Technical Report

Corporate Author:

WATERTOWN ARSENAL LABS MA WATERTOWN ARSENAL

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1943-12-13

Pagination or Media Count:

43.0

Abstract:

The object of this study was to determine by a series of preliminary heat treatments whether a satisfactory hard case may be obtained on the surface of a 1.4-in. thick cast armor in conjunction with a sorbitic or tempered martensitic core at an approximate hardness of 270 Brinell and, if successful, to study further the ballistic possibilities of such a material. The results of this preliminary investigation indicative that this process of casting face hardened armor plate is not practical.

Subject Categories:

  • Metallurgy and Metallography
  • Armor

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE