Accession Number : AD0878280

Title :   Transonic Range Tests of 5-Inch/38 Rocket-Assisted Projectile (Inert).

Descriptive Note : Memorandum rept.,

Corporate Author : ARMY BALLISTIC RESEARCH LAB ABERDEEN PROVING GROUND MD

Personal Author(s) : Donovan, W. F.

Report Date : NOV 1970

Pagination or Media Count : 50

Abstract : The aerodynamic coefficients of the experimental 5 inch/38 RAP projectile were established by free flight range tests for Mach numbers from 0.63 through 2.33. Inert test shells were used, and drag and stability properties were determined for the unboosted condition and for primarily small yaw conditions. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*ROCKET ASSISTED PROJECTILES, TRANSONIC CHARACTERISTICS), FREE FLIGHT MODELS, EXPERIMENTAL DESIGN, DRAG, STABILITY, ROLL, FORCE(MECHANICS), MAGNUS EFFECT, MOMENTS, DAMPING, LIFT, YAW, SPARK SHADOWGRAPH PHOTOGRAPHY.

Subject Categories : Ammunition and Explosives
      Fluid Mechanics

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE