Armor penetrating and self-lubricating projectile

Ammunition and explosives – Projectiles – Composite

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102511, 102518, F42B 1306

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048237035

ABSTRACT:
The present invention relates to an armor penetrating projectile having a substantial length-to-diameter ratio with a penetrating sabot surrounding the projectile and utilizing a conventional sabot for lauching the projectile. The penetrator of the projectile is provided with means for receiving a material higher in density and having a lower melting point than the material of the penetrated armor for providing lubrication for the penetrator upon impact.

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