Accession Number : ADD010440

Title :   Multi-Caliber Projectile Soft Recovery System.

Descriptive Note : Patent,

Corporate Author : DEPARTMENT OF THE ARMY WASHINGTON DC

Personal Author(s) : Curchack,Herbert D ; Hahn,A David

Report Date : 24 Aug 1982

Pagination or Media Count : 5

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

Descriptors :   *Patents, *Projectiles, *Recovery, *Soft landings, Deformation, Deceleration, Collisions, Impact point, Impact shock, High pressure, Gas discharges, Aerodynamic forces

Subject Categories : Ammunition and Explosives
      Armor

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE