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Jacketed bullet

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ARL

A jacketed bullet having a penetrator constructed of a hard material in line with a slug having a lower modulus. At least a portion of both the slug and the penetrator are then encased by a metal jacket. A plurality of circumferentially spaced and axially extending flutes are formed along the slug and possibly the penetrator. These flutes receive deformation of the jacket upon firing of the bullet into a rifled gun bore to thereby reduce friction between the bullet and the gun bore during operation.

Inventors: 
Conroy, Paul J.; Gubernat, Daniel R.
Patent Number: 
Technical domain: 
Machines and Processing
FIle Date: 
2013-09-18
Grant Date: 
2016-07-12
Grant time: 
1,028 days
Grant time percentile rank: 
18
Claim count percentile rank: 
2
Citations percentile rank: 
1
'Cited by' percentile rank: 
1
Assignee: 
US ARMY