Accession Number : AD0163866

Title :   Ammunition.

Descriptive Note : Patent,

Corporate Author : OFFICE OF THE SECRETARY OF THE ARMY WASHINGTON D C

Personal Author(s) : Quinlan,Joseph B. ; Scanlon,John J. , Jr

Report Date : 12 DEC 1972

Pagination or Media Count : 4

Abstract : The patent relates to caseless and semi-caseless rounds of ammunition produced at very high production rates in which a molded cylinder of propellant charge has a maximum of impact strength. A support tube of combustible material lines the cylinder inner surface and its forward end receives a projectile that may seat against a bullet support plug, the plug and projectile being secured to the tube inner surface by a film of combustible adhesive. Similar adhesive secures the tube to the molded cylinder, and a primer disc or stub obturator to the tube.

Descriptors :   (*AMMUNITION, *PATENTS), PROPELLING CHARGES, PROJECTILES, MOLDINGS, INTERIOR BALLISTICS

Subject Categories : Ammunition and Explosives

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE