Accession Number : ADA180437

Title :   Caliber .22 Rimfire Blank System for M16 Rifles.

Descriptive Note : Final rept. 1984-1986,

Corporate Author : ARMY ARMAMENT RESEARCH DEVELOPMENT AND ENGINEERING CENTER DOVER NJ CLOSE COMBAT ARMAMENTS CENTER

Personal Author(s) : Mahtook,Raymond A. ; Kurek,John S. ; Brands,Raymond K.

Report Date : APR 1987

Pagination or Media Count : 17

Abstract : This study's determinations successfully demonstrated the utilization of a caliber .22 rimfire blank system as a substitute for the standard 5.56-mm, M200 blank cartridge in the M16 rifles. Compatability of the prototype rimfire blank system in the M16 rifles was firmly established and the possibility of a substantial cost savings realized. Further efforts to refine the configuration for competitive procurement and fielding will be performed.

Descriptors :   *TRAINING AMMUNITION, *SMALL ARMS AMMUNITION, COSTS, PROCUREMENT, SAVINGS, UTILIZATION

Subject Categories : Ammunition and Explosives

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE