Accession Number : ADB026541

Title :   Development of a Lightweight 25mm Explosive Projectile.

Descriptive Note : Final rept. Mar 76-Jan 77,

Corporate Author : AAI CORP COCKEYSVILLE MD

Personal Author(s) : Black, Walter L.

Report Date : JUN 1977

Pagination or Media Count : 54

Abstract : Design and analysis of an improved 25mm high explosive incendiary (HEI) projectile is discussed. Improved performance is accomplished by configuration changes which reduce projectile weight, improve aerodynamic performance, and increase the high explosive material. The improvements are achieved by thinning the projectile walls, by the choice of material, heat treat, and incorporation of a plastic rotating band. The design and analytical work performed in developing this improved projectile are reviewed. (Author)

Descriptors :   *INCENDIARY PROJECTILES, *HIGH EXPLOSIVE AMMUNITION, PLASTICS, ROTATING BANDS, THIN WALLS, EXPERIMENTAL DESIGN, LIGHTWEIGHT, AERODYNAMIC CHARACTERISTICS, HIGH EXPLOSIVES, HEAT TREATMENT, AERIAL DELIVERY, AERIAL WARFARE.

Subject Categories : Ammunition and Explosives

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE