Not only is this performance much better than the M855's with its smaller steel penetrator
, it is vastly better than the M80 7.
To measure penetration depth of penetrator
, both for static load hardness tests and impact ones, and impact speed and elastic recoil speed (in impact load hardness tests), a differential inductive displacement sensor is used, in contact to the mobile core of charging electromagnet coil, composed of two electric coils 13,14, and a mobile core 15.
In an address to the Arms Control Association in February 2005 he stated: "Neither the Department of Defense nor the Department of Energy has ever articulated to me a specific military requirement for a nuclear earth penetrator
On contamination of the water supply, for instance: It is probable that many penetrators
and jackets are hidden at some metres depth in the ground.
The cone shaped penetrator
foot is smaller (about 3/8 in.
Grabbing onto the penetrator
, he slips off the ledge and falls away into darkness.
To test a bullet's hardness, you place the bullet on the tester base and screw down the penetrator
until the indicator aligns with the "set" line on the scale.
Major areas of interest include warhead technology, warhead/target interaction methodology, advanced projectiles, counters to active protection systems, modeling and simulation, testing innovations, chemical energy penetrator
technologies, kinetic energy penetrator
technologies, terminal ballistics, quantification of terminal effects benefits, and multipurpose warheads.
We are honored to receive this prestigious certification for our penetrator
design, drawing and testing protocols, and to have the opportunity to provide yet another industry benchmark of safety, high performance and excellence to our customers," says Eric Birns, President and CEO.
The 30,000-pound Massive Ordnance Penetrator
(MOP), the largest bomb in history, is designed to penetrate more than 200 feet or 20 stories below ground before exploding.
Unlined barrels wear out 80 percent faster than lined ones and they shoot saboted light armor penetrator
(SLAP) ammo very inaccurately.
Northrop Grumman has commenced work on integrating Boeing's new 30,000-pound (13,600 kg) Massive Ordnance Penetrator
(Mop) weapons into the US Air Force's B-2 stealth bombers.