7,62 x 54R API tests at China Lake, 2009


#1

At the Carabanchel Proving Ground in Madrid they use to test bulletproof vests, helmets and armor against some cartridges from the former eastern bloc: 7,62 x 54R, 7,62 x 39 and 5,45 x 39.

Well, it seems that the Naval Air Warfare Center at China Lake in the US does the same. They have even written a report on how they deal with the erratic velocities they are getting with the 7,62 x 54R Armor Piercing Incendiary round from factory No. 17.

The report is titled NAWCWD TM 8598, Temperature Compensated Loading Curves for the 7.62 x 54R Armor Piercing Incendiary (API) Round, by J. Hardy Tyson, Combat Survivability Division Research and Engineering Sciences Department, Naval Air Warfare Center, China Lake, october 2009.

dtic.mil/cgi-bin/GetTRDoc?AD … tTRDoc.pdf

Cheers,

Schneider.


#2

Thanks for the link and the CETME report; good reading.