Accession Number : ADD003904

Title :   High Density Armor Piercing Projectile.

Descriptive Note : Patent,

Corporate Author : DEPARTMENT OF THE AIR FORCE WASHINGTON D C

Personal Author(s) : Barr,Irwin R

Report Date : 05 Apr 1977

Pagination or Media Count : 4

Abstract : A high density armor piercing projectile having a cylindrically-shaped penetrator core is described. The core has a length substantially greater than the diameter thereof. Encompassing the penetrator is a carrier body and nose. The carrier body being press fit on the penetrator core and having a stabilizing ring press fit thereon. An obturator and pusher plate are secured to the rear of the penetrator core. In addition, the design of the carrier body enables the projectile to be spin stabilized when fired from any suitable weapon. (Author)

Descriptors :   *Patents, *Armor piercing ammunition, *Spin stabilized ammunition, *Projectiles, High density, Penetration

Subject Categories : Ammunition and Explosives

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE