Ballistic Evaluation of 2060 Aluminum

Report No. ARL-MR-0930
Authors: Denver B Gallardy
Date/Pages: May 2016; 66 pages
Abstract: The US Army Research Laboratory evaluated the ballistic performance of aluminum alloy (AA) 2060-T8 produced by Alcoa as part of a Defense Acquisition Challenge Program. Ballistic evaluation was performed using armor-piercing and fragment-simulating projectiles to determine the V50 ballistic-protection limit (V50) for various thicknesses of material. The V50 was then compared with other ballistic-grade AAs, namely AA2195 and AA2139. The results of these experiments were used to derive the acceptance tables for AA2060 included in the updated military specification MIL-DTL-32341A (MR).
Distribution: Approved for public release
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Last Update / Reviewed: May 1, 2016