Accession Number : ADD009350

Title :   Projectile.

Descriptive Note : Patent Application,

Corporate Author : DEPARTMENT OF THE ARMY WASHINGTON DC

Personal Author(s) : Flatau,Arthur

Report Date : 28 Dec 1981

Pagination or Media Count : 14

Abstract : A projectile is adapted to be launched from a barrel. The projectile includes a tubular housing and a structural member. The tubular housing has a forward inlet throat and aft nozzle. An annular layer of solid fuel combustible material is mounted within the housing between the inlet throat and nozzle. The structural member is detachably mounted over the nozzle. The structural member is sized to cover the nozzle so that pressurized gas applied to the structural member forwardly thrusts the housing. Thus, the projectile is gun-launchable and can produce a ramjet action. (Author)

Descriptors :   *Patent applications, *Rocket assisted projectiles, *Sabot projectiles, Training ammunition, Lightweight, Ammunition components, Housings, Tubular structures, Throats(Equipment), Inlets, Air flow, Nozzles, Combustion chamber gases, Burning rate, Integral rocket ramjets, Solid rocket propellants, Interior ballistics, Gun launched, Aerodynamic stability

Subject Categories : Ammunition and Explosives

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE