Accession Number : AD0499518

Title :   Warheads for Air Target Guided Missiles; Testing of. Notched Ring Warhead No. 139; Fragmentation Test of.

Descriptive Note : Partial rept. no. 46 and Final rept.,

Corporate Author : NAVAL PROVING GROUND DAHLGREN VA

Personal Author(s) : Philipchuk, V.

Report Date : 30 JUN 1952

Pagination or Media Count : 17

Abstract : This test was conducted to compare the fragmentation characteristics of two notched ring Warheads 139, one having adjacent rings staggered one-half the notch spacing (0.375 in.) and the other having notches of adjacent rings displaced only 0.120 in. Both warheads tested were 7 1/4 in. in diameter and Composition C-3 loaded. The different notched ring arrangement of the two warheads did not vary the warhead fragmentation characteristics significantly. Both warheads produced fragments averaging 12.1 grams, and median fragment velocities in the order of 5250 feet per second.

Descriptors :   (*GUIDED MISSILE WARHEADS, FRAGMENTATION), RINGS, AMMUNITION FRAGMENTS, FRAGMENTATION AMMUNITION, AERIAL TARGETS, PARTICLE SIZE, EXPLOSIVE CHARGES, WEIGHT, VELOCITY, CONTROL, SPACERS.

Subject Categories : Guided Missile Warheads and Fuzes
      Armor

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE