Recoil Considerations for Shoulder-Fired Weapons

Report No. ARL-CR-692
Authors: Bruce P. Burns
Date/Pages: May 2012; 28 pages
Abstract: This report reviews the physics of recoil impulse and kinetic energy and the means to alter either the magnitude of these dynamic quantities or the temporal distribution of resulting interaction forces by purposeful or serendipitous mechanical filtering. Emphasis is placed on understanding the problem and the experimental approach needed to put recoil/shoulder interactions on a firm scientific basis.
Distribution: Approved for public release
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Last Update / Reviewed: May 1, 2012