Accession Number : ADA335550

Title :   Small Caliber Ammunition Results Using Double-Base Single-Perf Propellants

Descriptive Note : Summary rept. Jun 91-Jun 93

Corporate Author : SAA INTERNATIONAL LTD GERMANTOWN MD

Personal Author(s) : Buc, Steven M. ; Bjorn, Lars

PDF Url : ADA335550

Report Date : JUN 1994

Pagination or Media Count : 33

Abstract : SAA International, under contract to Southern Ballistics, Inc., undertook a development project to greatly improve the performance of armor piercing ammunition fired from the .50 caliber M2 heavy barrel machinegun. This brief presentation will highlight the projectile design approach, the resulting armor penetration performance, and the significant contribution of Bofors' double-base, single perforation propellant, which permitted us to realize our muzzle velocity objectives, within the safe pressure limits of the weapon.

Descriptors :   *ANTIARMOR AMMUNITION, *ARMOR PIERCING AMMUNITION, *SABOT PROJECTILES, SMALL ARMS AMMUNITION, PROJECTILES, PROPELLANTS, PENETRATION, BALLISTICS, PERFORATION, BALL POWDER PROPELLANTS.

Subject Categories : Ammunition and Explosives

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE