Armor - Preliminary Metallurgical Studies of Experimental Face Hardened Cast and Rolled Armor
WATERTOWN ARSENAL LABS MA WATERTOWN ARSENAL
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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.
- Metallurgy and Metallography