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Ammunition development for 8 major caliber lightweight gun

William Cannon Giauque

Ammunition development for 8 major caliber lightweight gun

by William Cannon Giauque

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Published by Naval Postgraduate School in Monterey, Calif .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Ammunition,
  • Cartridges,
  • Propellants,
  • Propellant actuated devices

  • About the Edition

    A family of ammunition is currently under development for the 8-in. major caliber lightweight gun (MCLWG) system. In this report the major alternatives for the propelling charge portion of the ammunition are examined. There are three relatively independent subassemblies in the propelling charge, namely the case, the primer, and the propelling charge itself. Cases can be fabricated of drawn steel, spiral wrapped steel, or other materials, the most promising of which is fiberglass. For primers the major options are to rework an existing inventory, to redesign the primers using the traditional technology, or to redesign the primer using more advanced technology. Propelling charge options address the chemical composition (NACO or M1A1) and physical characteristics (grain size). These alternatives are compared using the ideas of multidimensional utility analysis. In this analysis a first "rough" cut was sufficient to enable the project manager to decide among the alternatives.

    Edition Notes

    Other titlesAmmunition development for 8 inch major caliber lightweight gun
    Statementby William C. Giauque and Melvin B. Kline
    ContributionsKline, Melvin Bernard, 1919-, Naval Postgraduate School (U.S.)
    The Physical Object
    Pagination25 p ;
    Number of Pages25
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL25497009M
    OCLC/WorldCa425839663

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The continuing popularity of 9mm ammo is a testament to its capabilities as a pistol cartridge. NATO adopted the 9x19 Parabellum as their official sidearm inand the U.S.

military exchanged the ACP for the 9mm as their official cartridge. Years later, shooters are still able to find 9mm ammo for sale in almost every gun store.

The Lightweight Small Arms Technologies program was created to investigate lightweight weapons and ammunition, chiefly telescoped polymer-cased and caseless configuration cartridges. The telescoped ammunition concept is where the projectile is buried within the propellant, and then ejected from the combustion chamber in the earliest stage of.

An assault rifle is a selective-fire rifle that uses an intermediate cartridge and a detachable magazine. Assault rifles were first put into mass production and accepted into widespread service during World War II. Though Western nations were slow to accept the assault rifle concept, by the end of the 20th century they had become the standard weapon in most of the world's armies, replacing.

Despite the tight fit of its parts the Officer's 9mm has had zero malfunctions in approximately rounds fired to only negative about the gun is poor regulation of the sights.

While it was on horizontally it shot consistently low, three inches with grain loads and 2 3/4 with grain loads at 12 to 15 yards/5(10). Surface danger zone † 8–2, page 79 Fighting vehicles † 8–3, page 88 Firing vehicle status designations † 8–4, page 99 Sub-caliber tank/fighting vehicle gunnery devices † 8–5, page Grenade launchers † 8–6, page Close support of ground personnel † 8–7, page Weapons effect signature simulator † 8–8.

The new polymer inch Jericho provided lightweight, controllable firepower with a variety of carry options. This gun would be most at home in the defensive and tactical market, as it digests all types of ammo in even less-than-perfect weather conditions.

Accuracy is less than match grade, so you may want to stick to the inch barreled Author: Frank Melloni. Caseless ammunition is a type of small arms ammunition that eliminates the cartridge case that typically holds the primer, propellant, and projectile together as a unit.

Caseless ammunition is an attempt to reduce the weight and cost of ammunition by dispensing with the case, which is typically precision made of brass or steel, as well as to simplify the operation of repeating firearms by. The Blackout and X40mm WT both are based on NATO brass and are loaded with a variety of bullets suited to a variety of tasks.

The concept is an old one and was standardized to a degree by J.D. Jones, of SSK Industries, who used Fireball brass and trademarked the Whisper. A cartridge or a round is a type of pre-assembled firearm ammunition packaging a projectile (bullet, shot, or slug), a propellant substance (usually either smokeless powder or black powder) and an ignition device within a metallic, paper or plastic case that is precisely made to fit within the barrel chamber of a breechloading gun, for the practical purpose of convenient transportation and.

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This weapon, which has no formal designation, was an existing M1 rifle that was modified to use a modified BAR magazine limited to 18 rounds capacity of caliber M2 ball ammunition. Testing of this rifle revealed that the additional weight of the cartridge stack of 18 rounds caused it to rise too slowly, leading to the bolt overriding the.

At the time, Garand built both a caliber and a caliber version of the rifle. But a surplus of caliber ammunition from World War I, coupled later with the financial constraints of the Great Depression, led to senior defense officials and political leaders calling for a caliber rifle.

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I did not care for any of the gr. loads that I made, and the gr. loads were OK, but not where I wanted them to be.

Basically, I ended up with one gr. load that I loved and one gr. load that I loved. The US Army has for several years been funding the Lightweight Small Arms Technologies development programme, with the aim of halving the weight of the current mm M (FN Minimi) LMG and its ammunition.

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ammunition commonly used in handguns are the norm here, which is where most research and discussion was focused. For a number of years, Steel Challenge shooters utilized pistol caliber carbines in competitive use.

These matches require hits on steel targets of 8” or larger at less than 20 yards with power Size: 2MB. Barrel twist affects ammunition choices; the heavy 75 and 77 grain ammunition which deflects less from wind on long-range targets requires a twist rate of or faster. Although the recoil of the cartridge is slight, sight picture recovery time is key to shooting fast and accurately.

The gun is finished out with a Magpul K2 grip and MOE stock. Additionally, the gun can be built as a select fire weapon for LE and military use. They can choose from three round burst to traditional full auto. The entire gun comes in just over 7 pounds which Author: Fred Mastison.

Prior to the introduction of the Winchester, U.S gun writer Jack O’Conner had written articles suggesting that there was a strong demand for a compact medium bore cartridge for hunting medium to large game out to moderate ranges.

When Winchester released the, much to O’Conner’s surprise, the new cartridge received little attention. He intended to produce it in a large military caliber, like, but his blowback design simply wouldn’t handle a heavy round. So Schouboe worked with the ammunition designers at DWM (Deutsche Waffen und Munitionsfabriken) to design a lightweight bullet of mm diameter.

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