AMCP 706-160, AMC PAMPHLET: RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT OF MATERIAL - ENGINEERING DESIGN HANDBOOK - ELEMENTS OF TERMINAL BALLISTICS (PART ONE, INTRODUCTION, KILL MECHANISMS, AND VULNERABILITY) (NOV-1962)
AMCP 706-160, AMC PAMPHLET: RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT OF MATERIAL - ENGINEERING DESIGN HANDBOOK - ELEMENTS OF TERMINAL BALLISTICS (PART ONE, INTRODUCTION, KILL MECHANISMS, AND VULNERABILITY) (NOV-1962)., This 1962 Handbook presents information on the fundamental principles governing the behavior of ammunition in its final phase. Ammunition is produced with a great variety of final purposes in mind, and the designer must direct their endeavors toward obtaining the desired effects to the greatest possible degree within the limitations with consideration of weight, bulk and safety impose. This volume covers introductory information, mechanisms for accomplishing the desired effects, the character of the target as it influences the effect, and collection and analysis of data covering the mechanism of effect. Chapter 1 provides a brief history of terminal ballistics and a summary of current areas of interest in terminal ballistics. Chapter 2 describes the various kill mechanisms, that is, the mechanisms for obtaining terminal ballistic effects. Chapter 3 covers target vulnerability for targets consisting of personnel, ground vehicles, aircraft, and surface and underground structures. Chapter 4 covers the collection and analysis of data concerning kill mechanisms. Chapters 5, 6, 7 and 8 treat the subjects of personnel, ground vehicles, ground structures, and aircraft, respectively, when considered as targets. A glossary and an index are included as part of this Handbook.