Accession Number : ADD009546

Title :   Soft Recovery Method for Gunfired Shells.

Descriptive Note : Patent,

Corporate Author : DEPARTMENT OF THE ARMY WASHINGTON DC

Personal Author(s) : Tevelow,Frank L

Report Date : 17 Nov 1981

Pagination or Media Count : 5

Abstract : An apparatus and method for soft recovery of a projectile is disclosed. An element, at least a portion of which is deformable, is placed in the path of the projectile, whereby the projectile becomes embedded in the element upon impact therewith. Gravitational or aerodynamic forces are applied to the combined projectile and deformable element to decelerate the same thereby making recovery possible. (Author)

Descriptors :   *Patents, *Projectiles, Recovery, Test methods, Impact, Deceleration, Aerodynamic forces

Subject Categories : Ammunition and Explosives
      Armor

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE