Accession Number : ADA306059

Title :   Fort Drum Ballistic Barrier Tests.

Descriptive Note : Final rept. Feb-Mar 96,

Corporate Author : ARMY RESEARCH LAB ABERDEEN PROVING GROUND MD

Personal Author(s) : De Rosset, William S. ; Deal, Eleanor C.

PDF Url : ADA306059

Report Date : MAR 1996

Pagination or Media Count : 27

Abstract : Experiments were conducted to determine the response of a laminated target to small arms fire. The target represented tile ceiling used to separate tile floors of a two-story building in a live fire village at Fort Drum, New York. The target consisted of 3/4-in plywood, a steel plate, a second piece of 3/4-in plywood, a second steel plate, and a third piece of 3/4-in plywood. The tests were conducted to establish whether this target would protect troops in the building against the accidental discharge of small arms weapons being fired from one floor to the other. The tests showed that use of 1/4-in mild steel in the laminate will stop 5.56-mm ammunition, and that 1/2-in steel will stop 7.62-mm ammunition.

Descriptors :   *SMALL ARMS AMMUNITION, WEAPONS, FIRING TESTS(ORDNANCE), LAMINATES, FLOORS, NEW YORK, TARGETS, STEEL, METAL PLATES, GUNFIRE, TILES, CEILING, ACCIDENTS, VILLAGES.

Subject Categories : Ammunition and Explosives

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE