Accession Number : ADD001520
Title : Plastic Frangible Training Projectile.
Descriptive Note : Patent,
Corporate Author : DEPARTMENT OF THE AIR FORCE WASHINGTON D C
Personal Author(s) : Bilsbury,Stephen J
Report Date : 02 Sep 1975
Pagination or Media Count : 4
Abstract : The patent relates to a plastic frangible projectile especially useful in training exercises to break up instead of ricocheting on impact. An injection molded jacket with an integral rotating band is made from a thermoplastic material and includes an open central portion extending rearwardly from an ogival head portion. A plurality of washers or platelets fit in the central portion of the plastic jacket with a pusher plate behind and the projectile is enclosed on the bottom by a plastic base cap.
Descriptors : *Training ammunition, *Frangible, *Patents, Projectiles, Thermoplastic resins, Disintegration, Injection molding
Subject Categories : Ammunition and Explosives
Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE