Accession Number : ADA328698

Title :   A Consumable Case for Artillery Systems.

Descriptive Note : Memorandum rept.,

Corporate Author : ARMY BALLISTIC RESEARCH LAB ABERDEEN PROVING GROUND MD

Personal Author(s) : Rocchio, J. J. ; Ruth, C. R. ; May, I. W. ; White, K. J. ; Nadel, I.

PDF Url : ADA328698

Report Date : MAR 1981

Pagination or Media Count : 71

Abstract : The inherent lack of rigidity and the complexity of bagged propelling charge and the associated ignition components can lead to incorrect alignment and/or assembly of the charge. Catastrophic failures in the l55-mm howitzer system, for example, have been attributed to incipient ignition problems exacerbated by a poorly assembled charge. A well-designed consumable case could alleviate these problems by assuring ignition system alignment and control of charge location within the chamber while simplifying the fabrication of the charge. To test this concept a feasibility study has been conducted in the 155 mm.

Descriptors :   *IGNITION, *PROPELLING CHARGES, PERFORMANCE(ENGINEERING), FIRING TESTS(ORDNANCE), INTERIOR BALLISTICS, NITROCELLULOSE, HOWITZERS, CARTRIDGE CASES.

Subject Categories : Ammunition and Explosives
      Ballistics

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE