Accession Number : ADD006493

Title :   Short-Range Discarding-Sabot Training Practice Round and Self-Destruct Subprojectile Therefor.

Descriptive Note : Patent,

Corporate Author : DEPARTMENT OF THE ARMY WASHINGTON DC

Personal Author(s) : Campoli,Ralph F

Report Date : 20 Feb 1979

Pagination or Media Count : 7

Abstract : A short-range training practice round, for simulating a high energy type ammunition round, comprises a discarding-sabot containing a self-destruct subprojectile, e.g. of aluminum or steel, similar in external configuration to the heavy armor-piercing subprojectile simulated, and made up of a plurality, e.g. 3, of contiguous elongated mating segments held together during launch and subsequent flight by a heat-sensitive nose cap adapted to be heated by the airstream and disintegrate at a predetermined point in flight, allowing the segments to tumble in air, decelerate, and come to rest after a short flight. (Author)

Descriptors :   *Patents, *Training ammunition, *Sabot projectiles, Short range(Distance), Self destruct devices, Submunitions, Release mechanisms, Projectile caps, Aerodynamic heating, Simulation, Kinetic energy projectiles

Subject Categories : Ammunition and Explosives

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE