5.56mm Reports (1963 and 1964)


#1

There are two new downloads available at DTIC. The first is the 1963 USAF report that led to the decision to change the M16’s rate of twist. The second is a British report from 1964 comparing the wound ballistics of the L1A1 (FN FAL) to the AR-15. The two reports disagree as to the effect on lethality from changing the rate of twist. The British report also found that Norma ammunition was more effective than Remington’s.

EXTERIOR BALLISTICS OF THE AR-15 RIFLE
http://handle.dtic.mil/100.2/AD296754

ARMALITE RIFLE (AR15) WOUND BALLISTICS TRIALS
http://handle.dtic.mil/100.2/AD357721


#2

Thanks for that.