Accession Number : ADD005273

Title :   Plastic/Mischmetal Incendiary Projectile.

Descriptive Note : Patent,

Corporate Author : DEPARTMENT OF THE AIR FORCE WASHINGTON D C

Personal Author(s) : Bilsbury,Stephen J

Report Date : 27 Jun 1978

Pagination or Media Count : 4

Abstract : An incendiary projectile having a plastic jacket made from glass reinforced Nylon, a mischmetal/aluminum core and a Teflon tip is actuated by kinetic energy on impact with the target. The mischmetal/aluminum core is octagonal in configuration and is composed of a pyrophoric alloy containing 87% mischmetal and 13% aluminum. The Teflon tip provides greatly increased effectiveness against targets of aluminum construction especially those containing aircraft fuel and the like. (Author)

Descriptors :   *Patents, *Incendiary projectiles, Nylon, Glass reinforced plastics, Aluminum, Impact, Targets

Subject Categories : Ammunition and Explosives

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE