Accession Number : ADD006973

Title :   Highly Accurate Projectile for Use with Small Arms.

Descriptive Note : Patent Application,

Corporate Author : DEPARTMENT OF THE AIR FORCE WASHINGTON DC

Personal Author(s) : Davis,Dale M

Report Date : 14 Dec 1979

Pagination or Media Count : 17

Abstract : A highly accurate projectile for use with small arms having a cylindrically-shaped body portion and a nose formed adjacent thereto. The cylindrically-shaped body has a length which is equal to at least half the overall length of the projectile in order to position the center of gravity of the projectile within the body portion. The nose of the projectile is in the shape of a truncated cone having sides which are rounded at the forward end thereof in order to meet a flat front surface. The flat front surface locates the center of pressure of the projectile well forward of the center of gravity of the projectile. The unique configuration and distribution of weight of the projectile allows for its highly accurate use with small arms. (Author)

Descriptors :   *Patent applications, *Projectiles, Accuracy, Center of gravity, Small arms ammunition, Projectile caps, Length, Configurations

Subject Categories : Ammunition and Explosives
      Armor

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE