Accession Number:

ADD012907

Title:

Projectile with a Detachable Header for Electromagnetic Launcher.

Descriptive Note:

Patent application,

Corporate Author:

DEPARTMENT OF THE ARMY WASHINGTON DC

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1987-06-15

Pagination or Media Count:

23.0

Abstract:

This patent application discloses a projectile suitable for use with an electromagnetic launcher or railgun. The projectile has a detachable conductive header portion which mates closely with and is restrained by one of the rails of a railgun. The header eliminates arcing and rail damage. The remainder of the projectile is ejected through a hole in the header toward a target.

Subject Categories:

  • Ammunition and Explosives
  • Guns

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE