Accession Number : ADA306170

Title :   Small-Caliber Ammunition Identification Guide. Volume 2: 20-mm to 40-mm Cartridges.

Corporate Author : DEFENSE INTELLIGENCE AGENCY WASHINGTON DC

PDF Url : ADA306170

Report Date : 28 APR 1989

Pagination or Media Count : 215

Abstract : This guide, Volume 2 of a two-volume series, supplements Volume 1, which provides identification procedures for small arms cartridges of 15-mm caliber and below. Volume 2 is designed to assist the reader in identifying military cartridges in calibers from 20 mm to 40 mm as to cartridge designation, country, and weapon(s) for which the cartridges are intended. Like Volume 1, it provides persons without a technical background in ammunition basic information on cartridge types, construction, and terminology, as well as more detailed identification data on each cartridge. Additional information on these cartridges can be found in various exploitation reports on individual rounds. A consolidated listing of these exploitation reports is provided in the appendix; future editions of this volume will include pertinent data from exploitation reports of 20- to 40-mm cartridges. Coverage of this volume is limited to cartridges in the 20- to 40-mm caliber range made since 1930 and designed for military use; this excludes shotgun cartridges, riot-control cartridges, and signal cartridges, and, with few exceptions, subcaliber cartridges. Also excluded, because of their age and limited use, are several types of 26-mm cartridges developed during World War II by Germany for use in the 26-mm Kampfpistole, a rifled weapon that was developed from the signal pistol. (KAR) p. 8

Descriptors :   *SMALL ARMS AMMUNITION, *IDENTIFICATION, *HANDBOOKS, *CARTRIDGES, WEAPONS, ISRAEL, USSR, WARFARE, GLOBAL, UNITED STATES, EGYPT, PISTOLS, JAPAN, SIGNALS, FRANCE, GERMANY, SPAIN, CZECHOSLOVAKIA, GREAT BRITAIN, CHINA, SWEDEN, WEST GERMANY, SUBCALIBER PROJECTILES, AUTOMOTIVE VEHICLES, RIOT CONTROL AGENTS, RIFLING, SWITZERLAND.

Subject Categories : Information Science
      Ammunition and Explosives

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE