Accession Number:

ADA954958

Title:

Resistance of NE-8620 Steel in Various Conditions of Hardness to Perforation by Flak-Simulating Projectiles.

Descriptive Note:

Memorandum rept.

Corporate Author:

WATERTOWN ARSENAL LABS MA

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1944-09-16

Pagination or Media Count:

4.0

Abstract:

In response to a request of the Office, Chief of Ordnance, a general program of development armor component materials is being conducted at this arsenal. As part of this program tests have recently been completed on samples of NE-8620 steel supplied by the Republic Steel Corporation. Although the resistance of none of these samples to perforation by cal. .45 steel-jacketed ball projectiles was comparable with that of an equivalent weight of Hadfield manganese steel, samples tested in the as-quenched condition exhibited resistance characteristics superior to those of the tempered specimens.

Subject Categories:

  • Metallurgy and Metallography
  • Armor

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE