Accession Number : ADA953783

Title :   Ballistic Test of Specially Heat Treated 1/2 Inch Homogeneous Armor Plate,

Corporate Author : WATERTOWN ARSENAL LABS MA

Personal Author(s) : Reed,E. L. ; Kruegel,S. L.

Report Date : 12 OCT 1938

Pagination or Media Count : 8

Abstract : The purpose of this investigation was to determine the ballistic characteristics of a homogeneous plate with hard core and soft face. The martensitic core shows excellent resistance to caliber 0.30 A.P. impact but is too brittle to withstand caliber 0.50 A.P. impact.

Descriptors :   *Terminal ballistics, *Armor plate, Firing tests(Ordnance), Hardness, Impact strength, Brittleness, Cores, Martensite

Subject Categories : Ballistics

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE