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