Accession Number : AD0622195

Title :   SOVIET AEROBALLISTIC RANGES AND HYPERVELOCITY RESEARCH: COMPREHENSIVE REPORT,

Corporate Author : LIBRARY OF CONGRESS WASHINGTON D C AEROSPACE TECHNOLOGY DIV

Personal Author(s) : Boylan,Lee

Report Date : 21 SEP 1965

Pagination or Media Count : 71

Abstract : Part I deals predominantly with two ballistic ranges mentioned in open Soviet literature as being presently in use in the Soviet Union. Other material discussed in Part I deals with several recent articles describing methods of obtaining extremely high velocities (100 and 90 km/sec). This material covers recent Soviet and Polish developments in hypervelocity technology. Part II discusses Soviet impact technique, trends, and equipment, and contains some material on impact studies. Of particular interest is a recent article discussing a 15-km/sec impact achieved by using what is described as a 'multistage' explosive charge. At the end of Part II, a selected bibliography has been included which cites the English translations of many of the foremost Soviet works dealing with impact. Parts III and IV briefly discuss Soviet shock tubes and instrumentation, listing some of the components most frequently found in Soviet hypervelocity studies. The material covered in this report is the result of an exhaustive and comprehensive search of more than 15 major Soviet scientific periodicals and other pertinent serials, monographs, etc., published over the last seven years, and involved the review of over 3000 articles. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*RANGES(FACILITIES), EXTERIOR BALLISTICS), (*EXTERIOR BALLISTICS, RANGES(FACILITIES)), (*HYPERVELOCITY GUNS, USSR), IMPACT PREDICTION, HYPERVELOCITY PROJECTILES, SHOCK TUBES, INSTRUMENTATION, BIBLIOGRAPHIES, POLAND

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE