Accession Number : ADD006408

Title :   Projectile.

Descriptive Note : Patent Application,

Corporate Author : DEPARTMENT OF THE ARMY WASHINGTON DC

Personal Author(s) : Flatau,A

Report Date : 20 Jun 1979

Pagination or Media Count : 14

Abstract : A projectile is adapted to be launched from a barrel. The projectile includes a tubular housing and a structural member. The tubular housing has a forward inlet throat and aft nozzle. An annular layer of solid fuel combustible material is mounted within the housing between the inlet throat and nozzle. The structural member is detachably mounted over the nozzle. The structural member is sized to cover the nozzle so that pressurized gas applied to the structural member forwardly thrusts the housing. Thus the projectile is gun-launchable and can produce a ramjet action. (Author)

Descriptors :   *Patent applications, *Training ammunition, Subcaliber projectiles, Lightweight, Thrust, Gun propellants, Solid propellants, Exhaust gases, Pressurization, Ignition, Tubular structures, Bell nozzles, Sabot projectiles, Simulation

Subject Categories : Ammunition and Explosives

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE