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