Accession Number : ADD012907

Title :   Projectile with a Detachable Header for Electromagnetic Launcher.

Descriptive Note : Patent application,

Corporate Author : DEPARTMENT OF THE ARMY WASHINGTON DC

Personal Author(s) : Jasper,Louis J , Jr

Report Date : 15 Jun 1987

Pagination or Media Count : 23

Abstract : This patent application discloses a projectile suitable for use with an electromagnetic launcher or railgun. The projectile has a detachable conductive header portion which mates closely with and is restrained by one of the rails of a railgun. The header eliminates arcing and rail damage. The remainder of the projectile is ejected through a hole in the header toward a target.

Descriptors :   *PATENT APPLICATIONS, *HYPERVELOCITY GUNS, *PROJECTILES, DAMAGE CONTROL, ELECTRIC ARCS

Subject Categories : Ammunition and Explosives
      Guns

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE