Accession Number : AD0639960

Title :   PROJECTILE DISPERSION AS CAUSED BY BARREL DISPLACEMENT IN THE 5-INCH GUN PROBE SYSTEM,

Corporate Author : ATMOSPHERIC SCIENCES LAB WHITE SANDS MISSILE RANGE N MEX

Personal Author(s) : McCluney,Eugene L.

Report Date : JUL 1966

Pagination or Media Count : 22

Abstract : The dispersion of theoretical ranges and firing azimuths due to lateral displacements in the barrel of the 5-inch gun probe system is analyzed. Computations were based on increments of tilt and azimuth displacements and for several nominal tilt angles. A nominal gross launch weight of 20 pounds and muzzle velocity of 5000 feet per second were used in the calculations for a 4000-foot MSL launch elevation. The theory is discussed, and graphs are presented detailing the theoretical effects of barrel displacements on ranges and firing azimuths. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*PROBES, ATMOSPHERIC SOUNDING), (*BALLISTICS, GUNS), PROJECTILES, GUN BARRELS, SCATTERING, GRAPHICS, MATHEMATICAL ANALYSIS

Subject Categories : Atmospheric Physics
      Ballistics

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE