Fin stabilized subcaliber shell of large length to diameter ratio
Armored-piercing projectile (penetrator)
Armor breaking projectile
Subcaliber segmented sabot projectile and manufacturing process Patent #: 4768441
ApplicationNo. 07/083814 filed on 08/11/1987
US Classes:102/521, Subcaliber102/511, Lubricating102/518Hardened core within a chamber
ExaminersPrimary: Tudor, Harold J.
Assistant: Wendtland, Richard W.
Attorney, Agent or Firm
International ClassesF42B 14/00 (20060101)
F42B 12/06 (20060101)
F42B 12/02 (20060101)
F42B 14/06 (20060101)
AbstractThe 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.