Accession Number : ADD007094

Title :   Kinetic Sabot System.

Descriptive Note : Patent Application,

Corporate Author : DEPARTMENT OF THE ARMY WASHINGTON DC

Personal Author(s) : Jeter,Thomas R

Report Date : 28 Jan 1980

Pagination or Media Count : 10

Abstract : The disadvantages of the systems of the prior art are overcome through the use of a projectile-sabot system by measn of which, spin is imparted to the projectile within a smooth-bore barrel. The sabot, which substantially encloses the projectile, has a forward flange section which includes a plurality of nozzles which cause the sabot to operate as a centrifugal turbine. The sabot has grooves or slots on interior and /or exterior surfaces which fracture under the centrifugal forces whcih exist when the projectile-sabot system exists the smooth-bore barrel, thereby permitting the projectile to separate from the sabot after the desired spin has been imparted to the projectile. (Author)

Descriptors :   *Patent applications, *Sabot projectiles, Projectile trajectories, Kinetic energy projectiles, Spinning(Motion), Muzzle velocity, Surfaces, Centrifugal force

Subject Categories : Ammunition and Explosives
      Armor

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE