Accession Number : ADD007699

Title :   Discarding Sabot Munition.

Descriptive Note : Patent,


Personal Author(s) : Campoli,Ralph F ; Barrieres,Elie L ; Bannat,John W ; Steiner,Edwin G ; Lynch,Thomas A

Report Date : 12 Feb 1980

Pagination or Media Count : 6

Abstract : A plurality of discarding type segmented sabots are peripherally disposed circumambient to the longitudinal axis of a subcaliber projectile to support the subcaliber projectile during launch. A prestressed notched bourrelet flange member screwedly attached to the forward sections of the sabot segments holds the sabot-projectile assembly together during launch. An aft bourrelet-obturator-slip ring assembly secures the rear sections of the sabot segments while transmitting only part of the rifling induced spin to the projectile. A self-adhering flexible base seal member is positioned in the aft end of the sabot segments to enhance efficient obturation of the propellant gases. (Author)

Descriptors :   *Patents, *Sabot projectiles, *Subcaliber projectiles, Boreholes, Penetration, High velocity, Gas seals, Disks, Rifling, Decoupling(Interaction), Obturation(Ballistics)

Subject Categories : Ammunition and Explosives

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE