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Title: Small arms ammunition

Abstract

An elongate projectile for small arms use has a single unitary mass with a hollow nose cavity defined by a sharp rigid cutting edge adapted to make initial contact with the target surface and cut therethrough. The projectile then enters the target mass in an unstable flight mode. The projectile base is substantially solid such that the nose cavity, while relatively deep, does not extend entirely through the base and the projectile center of gravity is aft of its geometric center.

Inventors:
 [1]
  1. (399 Clover St., Aberdeen, MD 21001)
Issue Date:
Research Org.:
Sandia National Laboratories (SNL), Albuquerque, NM, and Livermore, CA
OSTI Identifier:
868179
Patent Number(s):
5092246
Assignee:
Huerta, Joseph (399 Clover St., Aberdeen, MD 21001) SNL
DOE Contract Number:  
AC04-76
Resource Type:
Patent
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
arms; ammunition; elongate; projectile; single; unitary; mass; hollow; nose; cavity; defined; sharp; rigid; cutting; edge; adapted; initial; contact; target; surface; cut; therethrough; enters; unstable; flight; mode; base; substantially; solid; relatively; deep; extend; entirely; center; gravity; geometric; substantially solid; cutting edge; target surface; relatively deep; single unit; geometric center; cut therethrough; /102/

Citation Formats

Huerta, Joseph. Small arms ammunition. United States: N. p., 1992. Web.
Huerta, Joseph. Small arms ammunition. United States.
Huerta, Joseph. Wed . "Small arms ammunition". United States. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/868179.
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place = {United States},
year = {1992},
month = {1}
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