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Textbook of Ammunition - UK - 1936

Textbook of Ammunition - UK - 1936

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26
Manuals
1543
Notified in Army Orders for February,
1936
Crown Copyright Reserved
FOR OFFICIAL USE ONLY
This Document is the Property of
H.B.M. Government
NOTE
The information given in this document is
not to be communicated, either directly or
indirectly, to the Press or to any person not
holding an official position in His Majesty's
Service.
TEXT BOOK
OF
AMMUNITION
1936
LONDON
PUBLISHED BY HIS MAJESTY'S STATIONERY OFFICE
1936
 
4
TABLE OF CONTENTS-continued
PAGE
CHAPTER
.--continued.
§1.39
Metals ...
45
§1.40
Textile goods
••
...
47
§1.41
Paper goods
...
50
CHAPTER II.-CARTRIDGES.
§2
.
01
Definitions
52
§2
.
02
The comparative advantages of the B.L.. and Q.F. cartridgesystems from the point of view of ammunition
53
§2.03
Determination of charge weight
54
§2.04
Adjusted charges
54
§2.05
Ballistic grouping of Lots
54
§2.06
Propellants in use
...
55
§2.07
Arrangement of the propellant
56
§2.08
Composite charges
...
56
§2.09
N.C.T. charges
57
§2.10
Flash-reducing charges
58
§2.11
Super-charges ...
59
§2.12
Charges for the prevention of coppering
59
§2.13
General functions of igniters ...
59
§2.14
Standardized igniters
60
§2.15
Auxiliary igniters
61
§2.16
Igniter covers
61
§2.17
Q.F. igniters
...
61
§2.18
B.L. cartridges. Construction
62
§2.19
1,
Materials ...
63
§2.20
Diameter and length
64
§2.21
Cartridges for B.L. guns in the field
64
§2.22
Cartridges for B.L. guns in the coast defence
64
§2.23
Cartridges for star shell
64
§2.24
Drill cartridges ...
••
64
§2.25
Design of B.L. howitzer cartridges ...
64
§2.26
Arrangement of howitzer cartridges ...
66
§2.27
Markings on B.L. cartridges ...
67
§2.28
Q.F. cartridges. Introduction
69
§2.29
Construction
69
§2.30
Quality of materials
70
§2.3 1
The manufacture of brass cartridge cases
70
§2.32
Testing of cases...
••
72
§2.33
Cleaning of cases
72
§2.34
Life of a Q.F. case
••
72
§2.35
Typical Q.F. cartridges
••
73
§2.36
Markings on Q.F. cartridge cases
74
§2.37
Packing of cartridges ...
79
 
5
TABLE OF CONTENTS-continued
CHAPTER III.-TUBES.
PAGE
§3.01
Definition
81
§3.02
Tubes general ...
81
§3.03
Initial ignition of the charge
81
§3.04
Packing of tubes
82
§3.05
Nature of tubes...
...
82
§3.06
Tube friction Mark IV
82
§3.07
Tube percussion " T "
••
83
§3.08
Tube percussion S.A. cartridge, Mark II
84§3.09
Tubes, vent percussion and electric ...
84
§3.10
Tube vent percussion -4-inch, Mark VIII
85
§3.11
Tubes, vent electric
...
...
86
§3.12
Tube vent electric -4-inch, Mark X
...
86
§3.13
Tube vent electric -5-inch, Mark VIII
87§3.14
Drill tubes
...
87
§3.15
Markings of tubes
..
88
§3.16
Defects in tubes
••
88
§3.17
Employment of tubes
89CHAPTER IV.-PRIMERS.
§4.01
Definition
91
§4.02
Electric primers
91
§4.03
Percussion primers
••
91
4
1
-4404
Markings on primers
...
92
§4.05
Primer, percussion Q.F. cartridge, No. 1, Mark II
92
§4.06
Primers, percussion Q.F. cartridge, No. 2
...
93
§4.07
Primer, percussion Q.F. cartridge, No. 11, Mark I
93CHAPTER V.-PROJECTILES.
§5.01
Types of projectiles
...
95§5.02
Design of Projectiles-Introduction
95§5.03
Forces of projection
...
96
§5.04
Ballistic qualities in flight
99§5.05
Weight
100
§5.06
Shape of projectile-external
100
§5.07
Steadiness during flight
103
§5.08
Length of projectile
...
••
104
§5.09
Diameter of projectile ...
106
§5.10
Driving bands
106
§5.11
Shape of projectile-internal ...
114
§5.12
Capped shell
...
115
§5.13
Shell for use in guns and howitzers
116
§5.14
Manufacture of shell
...
116
§5.15
Practice shot
...
••
118

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