Accession Number : ADD008293

Title :   Armor Plate Penetrator.

Descriptive Note : Patent,

Corporate Author : DEPARTMENT OF THE ARMY WASHINGTON DC

Personal Author(s) : Devine,Patrick J

Report Date : 29 Aug 1978

Pagination or Media Count : 7

Abstract : This patent discloses armor-piercing rounds having improved penetrators therein providing high axial moments of inertia, and hence, high gyroscopic stability which is attributable to the variously configured non-circular cross-sections of the penetrators. (Author)

Descriptors :   *Patents, *Armor piercing ammunition, Sabot projectiles, Cores, Moment of inertia, Axes, Spin stabilization, Penetration, Armor plate

Subject Categories : Ammunition and Explosives

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE