Accession Number : ADD002563
Title : Lightweight Cartridge Case of Improved Aluminum Alloy Material Which Eliminates Catastrophic Failures.
Descriptive Note : Patent,
Corporate Author : DEPARTMENT OF THE ARMY WASHINGTON D C
Personal Author(s) : Gruner,Frederick R
Report Date : 09 Dec 1975
Pagination or Media Count : 3
Abstract : The patent relates to a high strength aluminum alloy cartridge case wherein said alloy includes a dispersoid of finely divided aluminum oxide (Al2O3) which coats the aluminum alloy particles to markedly improve the burnthru resistance of the case. Al2O3 comprises about 6 to 13% by weight of the cartridge case, and preferably about 10 to 12% thereof.
Descriptors : *Cartridge cases, *Aluminum alloys, *Patents, Aluminum coatings, Oxides, Burnthrough
Subject Categories : Metallurgy and Metallography
Ammunition and Explosives
Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE