Accession Number : AD0752114

Title :   Terminal Ballistics in Ordinary Snow. Small Arms Fire Attenuation

Descriptive Note : Technical rept.

Corporate Author : COLD REGIONS RESEARCH AND ENGINEERING LAB HANOVER NH

Personal Author(s) : Swinzow, George K

PDF Url : AD0752114

Report Date : Nov 1972

Pagination or Media Count : 27

Abstract : The terminal ballistics of various types of snow were investigated experimentally and the resulting data have been researched and tabulated. The experimental procedures, especially designed for this purpose, are described and illustrated. It was concluded that snow is an effective protective material, with measurable and significant capability to attenuate small arms fire and neutralize fragment action. A brief discourse was made into the role of snow- covered terrain in combat, its geography and general properties.

Descriptors :   *FORTIFICATIONS, *PROJECTILES, *SNOW, CRATERING, DENSITY, FRAGMENTATION, NUMERICAL ANALYSIS, PENETRATION, SMALL ARMS AMMUNITION, TERMINAL BALLISTICS

Subject Categories : Snow, Ice and Permafrost
      Ballistics

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE