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

PDF Url : AD0503387

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.

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

Subject Categories : Ballistics

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE