Accession Number : ADA954459

Title :   Resistance of Light-Gauge Si-Ni-Cr-Mo and Cr-Mo-V Steels to Perforation by Fragment-Simulating Projectiles

Descriptive Note : Partial rept. no. 8

Corporate Author : WATERTOWN ARSENAL LABS MA

Personal Author(s) : Sullivan, J F

PDF Url : ADA954459

Report Date : 18 May 1944

Pagination or Media Count : 5

Abstract : As part of a program of development of improved study armor components requested by the Office, Chief of Ordnance, there have been conducted at this arsenal several investigations of heat-treatable steels as possible substitutes for the Hadfield manganese steel currently used. In conjunction with this phase of the program samples of a Si-Ni-Cr-Mo steel and of a Cr-Mo-V steel were heat treated variously and subjected to ballistic test. The resistance of all samples, however, was considerably inferior to that of Hadfield manganese steel of the same weight.

Descriptors :   *BODY ARMOR, ARMOR, BALLISTICS, FRAGMENTS, HEAT TREATMENT, MANGANESE ALLOYS, ORDNANCE, PARTS, PROJECTILES, RESISTANCE, SAMPLING, SIMULATION, STEEL

Subject Categories : Metallurgy and Metallography
      Ballistics

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE