Accession Number : AD0499526

Title :   Fragmentation of Projectiles and Warheads. Static Fragmentation of 8-in./55 FCL (VT) Projectiles Mk 25 Mod 1 with Experimental VT Fuzes.

Descriptive Note : Partial rept. no. 20 and Final rept.,

Corporate Author : NAVAL PROVING GROUND DAHLGREN VA

Personal Author(s) : Philipchuk, V.

Report Date : 05 MAY 1952

Pagination or Media Count : 25

Abstract : This test was conducted to determine the fragment space distribution and fragment velocities of 8-in./55 H.C. Projectiles Mk 25 Mod 1, Explosive D loaded and assembled with VT fuzes. Explosive D loaded 8-in. H.C. Projectiles Mk 25 Mod 1 assembled with either VT or point detonating nose fuzes will produce an average median beam spray fragment velocity in the order of 2100-feet per second. The number of effective fragments per total polar zone of the projectiles assembled with VT fuzes was determined. The greatest number of fragments were recorded in polar zone 90 - 95 deg.

Descriptors :   *AMMUNITION FRAGMENTS), (*PROJECTILES, (*FRAGMENTATION, PROJECTILES), PROJECTILE FUZES, RADIO PROXIMITY FUZES, FRAGMENTATION AMMUNITION, VELOCITY, SCATTERING, EXPLOSIVE CHARGES, AMMONIUM PICRATE, POINT DETONATING FUZES, CAVITY LINERS, NOSE FUZES.

Subject Categories : Ammunition and Explosives
      Armor

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE