Accession Number : ADA954460

Title :   Armor - Preliminary Metallurgical Studies of Experimental Face Hardened Cast and Rolled Armor.

Descriptive Note : Experimental rept.,

Corporate Author : WATERTOWN ARSENAL LABS MA

Personal Author(s) : Reed,E. L.

Report Date : 13 DEC 1943

Pagination or Media Count : 43

Abstract : The object of this study was to determine by a series of preliminary heat treatments whether a satisfactory hard case may be obtained on the surface of a 1.4-in. thick cast armor in conjunction with a sorbitic or tempered martensitic core at an approximate hardness of 270 Brinell and, if successful, to study further the ballistic possibilities of such a material. The rsults of this preliminary investigation indicative that this process of casting face hardened armor plate is not practical.

Descriptors :   ARMOR, CASTINGS, HARDENING, HEAT TREATMENT, METALLURGY, THICKNESS

Subject Categories : Metallurgy and Metallography

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE