Accession Number : AD0503387

Title :   Ballistic Test and Evaluation of Formed Sections of Heat-Treatable Dual-Property Steel Armor.

Descriptive Note : Final rept.,

Corporate Author : ARMY AVIATION MATERIEL LABS FORT EUSTIS VA

Personal Author(s) : Gilbert,Earl C.

Report Date : JUN 1969

Pagination or Media Count : 38

Abstract : This report contains the results of ballistic testing of fabricated sections of Dual-Property Steel Armor (DPSA). Specific items considered were bent, rolled, and extruded sections that simulated the geometry of close-fitting armor for critical aircraft components. Ballistic data for flat-plate sections were available prior to this program; however, the data did not include the geometric or fabrication effects. The purpose of this program was to determine whether the ballistics armor characteristics changed as a result of fabrication. Within the range of the formed sections tested, no significant changes were noted in the ballistic properties of the material as a result of the forming operations. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*ARMOR PLATE, IMPACT TESTS), (*ARMOR, ARMY AIRCRAFT), HARDNESS, TOUGHNESS, DUCTILITY, SHIELDING, JET ENGINES, AIRCRAFT ENGINES, TERMINAL BALLISTICS, FLAT PLATE MODELS, PROTECTION, AIRFRAMES, GEOMETRIC FORMS(U) HELICOPTER ENGINES, ARMOR PIERCING AMMUNITION

Subject Categories : Ballistics

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE