Accession Number : AD0834096

Title :   GAS-GUN DEVELOPMENT,

Corporate Author : GENERAL DYNAMICS/ASTRONAUTICS SAN DIEGO CA

Personal Author(s) : McMorrow, D. R. ; Perkins, C. K.

Report Date : 30 NOV 1959

Pagination or Media Count : 63

Abstract : The objective was to design and build a device which would allow independent control of the mass and velocity of a particle. Provisions were to be incorporated for firing these projectiles into a small altitude chamber at a stressed target. The device was to be capable of imparting velocities in the 1200-1500 ft/sec range to projectiles up to 1-gram mass. (Author)

Descriptors :   *SURFACE TO SURFACE MISSILES, *AIRFRAMES, *METEORITES, PENETRATION, LIGHT GAS GUNS, HYPERVELOCITY PROJECTILES, MODEL TESTS, TEST FACILITIES, IMPACT TESTS, AIRFRAMES, STAINLESS STEEL, ALTITUDE CHAMBERS, PARTICLES, VELOCITY, PRESSURE.

Subject Categories : Astrophysics
      Surface-launched Guided Missiles

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE