Accession Number:

ADA954475

Title:

Metallurgical Examination of a Defective Cast Armor Front End Casting for Light Tank M3,

Descriptive Note:

Corporate Author:

WATERTOWN ARSENAL MA

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1941-06-05

Pagination or Media Count:

18.0

Abstract:

The purpose of this investigation was to study the metallurgical properties of the material and to determine the cause of failure. The results of this investigation indicate that the failure of the front end casting can be attributed to a Too high Brinell hardness and b Considerable unsoundness with piping and porosity.

Descriptors:

Subject Categories:

  • Metallurgy and Metallography
  • Armor

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE