Accession Number : ADD007093

Title :   Propellant Charge for Blank Ammunition.

Descriptive Note : Patent Application,

Corporate Author : DEPARTMENT OF THE ARMY WASHINGTON DC

Personal Author(s) : Brodman,Bruce W

Report Date : 28 Jan 1980

Pagination or Media Count : 8

Abstract : Accordingly, an object of the present invention is to provide small caliber blank cartridges with near constant ignition and combustion characteristics irrespective of the attitude of the cartridges at firing; a propellant charge capable of high gas generation rates upon ignition; and in which additional propellant cannot be deliberately or inadvertently added to the cartridge after it is loaded. The cartridge includes a hollow, cylindrically walled case, which is open at one end and terminates at a head at the other. An integrated porous propellant charge is placed within the case and a wad mounted to secure the charge within. (Author)

Descriptors :   *Patent applications, *Small arms ammunition, *Propelling charges, Inventions, Cartridges, Ballistics, Porosity, Propellant grains, Damage, Ignition, Gas generating systems, Graphs

Subject Categories : Ammunition and Explosives

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE