Accession Number : ADD008303

Title :   Color-Disseminating Projectile for Training Cartridge.

Descriptive Note : Patent,

Corporate Author : DEPARTMENT OF THE ARMY WASHINGTON DC

Personal Author(s) : Black,Walter L

Report Date : 05 Dec 1978

Pagination or Media Count : 4

Abstract : A training cartridge projectile comprises: a plastic housing having a prism-shaped axial recess of hexagonal cross-section, closed at the rear and open at the front; a heavy piston of similar shape slidable in the recess; a cup-shaped plastic ogive member having its open end attached to the open end of the housing to form a dye cavity and comprising an annular weakening groove; spring means between the ogive member and the piston; and a mass of aerosol-producing dye material in the dye cavity adapted to be disseminated by the forward motion of the piston in the projectile on impact with a target. (Author)

Descriptors :   *Patents, *Grenades, *Training, Grenade launchers, Practice bombs, Cost effectiveness, Low costs, Cartridges, Plastics, Dyes, Aerosols, Chemical indicators

Subject Categories : Ammunition and Explosives

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE