Accession Number : ADA310818

Title :   Fin Protection via Combustible Coatings.

Descriptive Note : Final rept. May 93-Nov 95,

Corporate Author : ARMY RESEARCH LAB ABERDEEN PROVING GROUND MD

Personal Author(s) : Garner, James M.

PDF Url : ADA310818

Report Date : JUN 1996

Pagination or Media Count : 22

Abstract : Fin damage presents a significant problem to the effectiveness of ordnance. Damaged fins commonly induce high yaws and/or projectile deformation. A substantial portion of this fin damage is believed to occur in-bore. Combustible fin protection is designed to function only in-bore. Several supporting tests have been performed to examine the viability of these coatings. Data such as the coating's adhesive and insulative properties, as well as its compatibility with gun propellant, were obtained. The consistently positive results from these tests indicate that fin integrity will be substantially improved using a combustible coating.

Descriptors :   *PROJECTILES, *COATINGS, *COMBUSTION, *PROTECTION, *FINS, *GUN PROPELLANTS, TEST AND EVALUATION, YAW, DAMAGE, INSULATION, DEFORMATION, PENETRATION, ORDNANCE, KINETIC ENERGY PROJECTILES, ADHESIVES, INTERIOR BALLISTICS, PROPELLANT GRAINS.

Subject Categories : Ammunition and Explosives
      Coatings, Colorants and Finishes
      Guns
      Combustion and Ignition

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE