This pamphlet. one of the series which
c >mprise the Ordnance
Design Handbook. deals with the subjp.ct of Exterior Ballistics, covering
jectories, Differential Effects and Data for Projectiles. The pamphlet pertains
that phase of projectile life starting at the gun muzzle (or, for a rocket, atburnout) and ending at the point of burst
subject is covered in amanner intended primarily to assist the ammunition designer in recognizing anddealing with the design parameters of projectile weight, shape, Inuzzle velocity, yaw,drag and stability, in designing for optimum results in range, time of flight andaccuracy.
is hoped that it will also prove helpful to other personnel of the
nance Corps and of contractors to the Ordnance Corps. Because of its complexity,it is possible to cover the subject only briefly in this volume, but an attempt has
incorporate references which
permit the designer
explore in more detail any phase of the subject.
bal1istics of bombs and of intermediate and long range missiles are notcovered in this pamphlet. Neither' are the problems associated with InteriorBal1istics
of Terminal Ballistics. These subjects
covered by otherpamphlets.