A Low Velocity 0.30-cal. Gun System

Report No. ARL-TN-0661
Authors: Donald J Little
Date/Pages: February 2015; 22 pages
Abstract: An efficient method was needed to perform ballistic testing using 0.30-cal. Fragment Simulating Projectiles at or near subsonic velocity in order to screen new resin systems for advanced composite/ceramic armor scaled-down test coupons. This technical note outlines the custom gun system and testing methods developed to enable this ballistic testing.
Distribution: Approved for public release
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Last Update / Reviewed: February 1, 2015