Accession Number : AD0771171

Title :   Fuel-Rich Magnesium/Oxidizer Mixes as Drag-Reducing Fumers.

Descriptive Note : Memorandum rept.,

Corporate Author : BALLISTIC RESEARCH LABS ABERDEEN PROVING GROUND MD

Personal Author(s) : Ward,J. Richard ; Pahel,Richard K.

Report Date : OCT 1973

Pagination or Media Count : 23

Abstract : The Army is seeking increased ammunition effectiveness by reduction of projectile base drag. Evidence is presented that the excess magnesium in fuel-rich magnesium/oxidizer mixes vaporizes and burns with air indicating that these materials are attractive fumer candidates. (Modified author abstract)

Descriptors :   *Magnesium, *Oxidation, *Vaporization, Oxidizers, Air, Tracer ammunition, Drag reduction, Base flow

Subject Categories : Physical Chemistry
      Ammunition and Explosives

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE