Accession Number : ADA317929

Title :   Fire to Destruction Test of 5.56mm M4A1 Carbine and M16A2 Rifle Barrels

Descriptive Note : Final rept.

Corporate Author : ROCK ISLAND ARSENAL IL ENGINEERING DIRECTORATE

Personal Author(s) : Windham, Jeff

PDF Url : ADA317929

Report Date : Sep 1996

Pagination or Media Count : 47

Abstract : This test report examines the effects of firing 5.56mm M4Al Carbine and M16A2 Rifles at a high rate of fire until the weapon is severely overheated and destroyed due to ruptures in the barrel This test indicated the M4At Carbine performs as well as or better than the M16A2 Rifle with respect to barrel ruptures from overheating.

Descriptors :   *AMMUNITION, *GUN BARRELS, DESTRUCTION, GUNFIRE, HIGH RATE, RIFLES, SMALL ARMS, TEMPERATURE, TEST AND EVALUATION

Subject Categories : Ammunition and Explosives
      Guns

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE