U.S Navy Review of 20mm, 1.1 inch & 40mm AA Ammunition and Components, 1946


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AMMUNITION FOR US NAVY ANTI-AIRCRAFT MACHINE GUNS, SYNOPSIS OF DEVELOPMENTS DURING WORLD WAR II AND SUGGESTED FIELDS FOR FURTHER IMPROVEMENTS, U.S. Navy Bureau of Ordnance, 1946.

No pictures or diagrams unfortunately but good basic background information with some historical discussion.

http://www.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/222046.pdf

Brian


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Brian, thanks a lot! As usual you dug out a great doc.
This one here is valuable in particular as it gives lots of background info which is not contained in technical manuals!


#3

Particularly interesting to find some info about the 1.1 inch ammo too.


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Tony,

Oops! You are correct, I did leave the 1.1 inch out of the title. Now corrected.

Thanks,

Brian


#5

Thank you so much. This is the first piece of actual documentation that states 4831 powder used in the 20mm Oerlikon. I was told years ago that was the powder, but was never able to confirm it with any original documents. I’m the only person I know in the US shooting an Oerlikon.

Alan


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Alan, be careful that just looks like tooo much fun. VERY, VERY COOL!!!