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Ballistics; theory and design of guns and ammunition.


Ballistics; theory and design of guns and ammunition.

Carlucci, Donald E. and Sidney S. Jacobson.

CRC / Taylor & Francis


496 pages




Carlucci, a research engineer at the U.S. Army Picatinny Arsenal, and Jacobson, a retired designer and developer of munitions at the same facility, have created a well-ordered, scientifically current yet historically rich guide for those who research and develop weapons or munitions. The text is divided into three parts on interior ballistics, exterior ballistics, and terminal ballistics (the phase that begins when a projectile reaches a target). The authors' step-by-step approach to introducing theory, exploring the range of variables and applications, and interpreting data for purposes of design and development, moves at a fluid pace thanks to a balanced blend of formulas and raw data with concise instructional text. Other chapters examine analytical and computational ballistics, design practices of weapons and ammunition, shock physics, and wound ballistics.

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