Feasibility of Removal of the Tracer Element from Various Projectiles
The feasibility of using high-pressure waterjets to remove tracer material from light weapon ammunition was investigated. Penetration of the copper cover caps and the material covering the incendiary round was accomplished quickly without the need to introduce any foreign materials such as abrasive or polymers. A jet pressure of 1000 bar was found to be sufficient to remove the copper caps on the rounds, but higher pressure is needed to penetrate harder metals, such as those at the tip of the incendiary rounds. Tests show that, at a pressure of slightly less than 700 bar the jet penetrated the target material through to the lead.
B. Fossey et al., "Feasibility of Removal of the Tracer Element from Various Projectiles," Proceedings 17th International Conference on Water Jetting: Advances and Future Needs, BHR Group, Jan 2004.
17th International Conference on Water Jetting: Advances and Future Needs
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