Reports on Plastic Cartridge Case Development


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These reports run the gambit from 5.56mm to 5". While all of these are available for order through DTIC and NTIS, only a few are downloadable.

Development of Lightweight Plastics Cartridge Case (1955 - 105mm Howitzer)

THE SCREENING OF ADHESIVES FOR ASSEMBLY OF THE 105MM METAL-BASED PLASTIC CARTRIDGE CASE; A NEW METHOD FOR EVALUATING ADHESIVES (1956)

Development of a Lightweight Plastics Cartridge Case (1957 - 105mm Howitzer)

Feasibility Study of the Manufacture of 7.62mm Cartridge Cases from Plastic Materials (1960 - Small download)

DEVELOPMENT OF A LIGHTWEIGHT PLASTICS CARTRIDGE CASE (1961 - 105mm Howitzer)

[url=http://handle.dtic.mil/100.2/ADD410526Literature search on the use of plastics for ammunition cartridge cases[/url] (1966)

Development of 20mm and 30mm Plastic/Aluminum Cartridge Cases (1972)

A Method for Evaluating Plastics as Gun Cartridge Case Materials (1973 - 5" Naval)

Development of 20mm Plastic/Aluminum Cartridge Case (1974)

Plastic 5.56mm Blank Cartridge (1974 - Small download)

Analytical Performance of Steel, Aluminum and Plastic for a New Design High Pressure Thin-Walled Cartridge Case (1974 - 30mm)

25MM Plastic Telescoped Cartridge Case Development Program (1975)

Feasibility Study of Filament Wound Cartridge Cases (1978 - 60mm)

Demilitarization of the Plastic Cartridge, M862 (Thermal Decomposition of Polycarbonate/Polybutylene Terephthalate) (1984 - 5.56mm)

Characterization of Candidate Materials for Composite Cartridge Case (2004 - CTA/MRAAS - Small download)

Alternative Cartridge Case Material and Design (2005 - 5.56mm - Large download)