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Title: Terminal ballistics in ordinary snow : small arms fire attenuation
Authors: Swinzow, George K., 1915-
Keywords: Cold weather construction
Cold weather operations
Terminal ballistics
Snow mechanics
Penetration tests
Small arms
Projectile penetration
Publisher: Cold Regions Research and Engineering Laboratory (U.S.)
Engineer Research and Development Center (U.S.)
Series/Report no.: Technical report (Cold Regions Research and Engineering Laboratory (U.S.)) ; 238.
Description: Technical Report
Abstract: The terminal ballistics of various types of snow were investigated experimentally and the resulting data have been researched and tabulated. The experimental procedures, especially designed for this purpose, are described and illustrated. It was concluded that snow is an effective protective material, with measurable and significant capability to attenuate small arms fire and neutralize fragment action. A brief discourse was made into the role of snow-covered terrain in combat, its geography and general properties.
Rights: Approved for public release; distribution is unlimited.
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