Kinetic Sabot System.
DEPARTMENT OF THE ARMY WASHINGTON DC
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The disadvantages of the systems of the prior art are overcome through the use of a projectile-sabot system by measn of which, spin is imparted to the projectile within a smooth-bore barrel. The sabot, which substantially encloses the projectile, has a forward flange section which includes a plurality of nozzles which cause the sabot to operate as a centrifugal turbine. The sabot has grooves or slots on interior and or exterior surfaces which fracture under the centrifugal forces whcih exist when the projectile-sabot system exists the smooth-bore barrel, thereby permitting the projectile to separate from the sabot after the desired spin has been imparted to the projectile. Author
- Ammunition and Explosives