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  Ammunition - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Ammunition is a generic military term meaning (the assembly of) a projectile and its propellant.
Armor-piercing ammunition tends to be hard, sharp, and narrow, often with lubrication.
Ammunition for infantry refers to the ammunition carried by a typical foot (infantry) soldier.
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 AMMUNITION - LoveToKnow Article on AMMUNITION   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
It is, relatively, a matter of indifference that the reserves of ammunition include more rounds than formerly; it is of the highest importance that the soldier should, as far as possible, be independent of fresh supplies, because the bringing up of ammunition to troops closely engaged is laborious and costly in lives.
Ammunition Columns.An ammunition column consists of military vehicles carrying gun and S.A. ammunition for the combatant unit to which the column belongs.
Thus the ammunition columns of a division, forming part of the brigades of field artillery, carry reserve ammunition for the guns, the machine guns of the infantry and the rifles of all arms.
53.1911encyclopedia.org /A/AM/AMMUNITION.htm   (10238 words)

 Ammunition at opensource encyclopedia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
Ammunition for rifles and handguns are usually bullets, while large caliber guns such as artillery fire shells.
The components of ammunition intended for rifles and ordnance may be divided into (a) explosives and propellants, (b) projectiles of all kinds, and (c) cartridges.
The supply of ammunition may be divided roughly into (a) that for guns forming the movable armament, (b) that for guns placed in permanent positions.
www.wiki.tatet.com /Ammunition.html   (1553 words)

 Read about Ammunition at WorldVillage Encyclopedia. Research Ammunition and learn about Ammunition here!   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
rifle's ammunition means an increase in the number of rounds carried.
One hundred rounds of the Martini-Henry ammunition weighed 10 pounds 10 ounces (4.8 kg); the same weight gives 155 rounds with 0.303 in (7.7 mm) ammunition (including charges), and if 0.256 in (6.5 mm) ammunition is adopted the number of rounds will be still greater.
caliber ammunition is often still retained for machine guns and sniper rifles.
encyclopedia.worldvillage.com /s/b/Ammunition   (2371 words)

Canister shot, like case shot and grape shot, was chosen for use based on the distance of the enemy from the piece, and the efficacy of ammunition required for that distance.
The presence of the sabot was important in ensuring Gunners that their No. 2 men would load the ammunition with the fuse facing forward, avoiding the chance that the main charge might force the fuse into the shell.
It was not the most common ammunition issued to field and foot artillery, being used more commonly in the Navy; but it was used to some degree by the field artillery, too.
www.geocities.com /Heartland/Woods/3501/ammuniti.htm   (3040 words)

Ammunition is the complete assemblage of the component parts, or ammunition details, which, together, make up a charge or round for any type of weapon.
In semifixed ammunition, the primer and propelling charge are contained in one unit, while the projectile is separate.
Chemical ammunition may be designated according to the type of container, as projectile, bomb, or grenade.
www.eugeneleeslover.com /USNAVY/CHAPTER-3-1.html   (2210 words)

 The WWII Fighter Gun Debate: Ammunition
The disadvantage, especially in rifle-calibre ammunition, is that the tracer rounds have a different trajectory from the rest.
Ammunition had to be fed into a gun, and it had to be stored in the aircraft.
The main difference with the ammunitions mix for fighters is in the use of tracer, avoided for fighters except to mark the end of the belt.
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It focusses on ammunition for guns of British origin, although the underlying principles are widely applicable and the various types of ammunition had their equivalents in other armies.
The term 'QF' originated with the late 19th century introduction of field guns firing rounds comprising propellant packed in brass cartridges (with a shell fitted to their mouth) that were loaded through the breech with the cartridge case providing obturation.
With QF ammunition the projectiles were delivered fuzed with the 'standard' fuze, No 117 in the case of 25-pdr.
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 AMMUNITION - Online Information article about AMMUNITION
Henry ammunition weighed roil) ro oz.; the same weight gives 155 with •303 ammunition (incl.charges), and if a •256 calibre is adopted the number of rounds will be still greater.
division, forming part of the brigades of field artillery, carry reserve ammunition for the guns, the machine guns of the infantry and the rifles of all arms.
place in the brigade ammunition columns of field artillery, and S.A.A. is relatively unnecessary in that attached to a heavy artillery brigade.
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 Centerfire ammunition - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Except for low-powered.22 and.17 caliber cartridges and a handful of antiques, all pistol, rifle, and shotgun ammunition is centerfire.
Centerfires rule the market in all larger calibers, and there is only one large caliber rimfire cartage, but it was a prototype development for armed forces, and didn’t perform much.
Many rifles are quite 'Choosey' about a certain rifle, example, no one Rifle (Say Ruger MK77's as an example) is exactly the same, so whilst one shooters MK77 may shoot well with one ammunition, the others (Which is the same rifle) may not shoot as well.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Centerfire_ammunition   (342 words)

 Civil War Artillery - Ammunition
Hotchkiss ammunition was manufactured in three parts; the upper bolt was separated from the lower base by a lead ring sabot around the exterior.
Whitworth ammunition was also produced in a number of variants, of which this is the most common type of solid shot.
By the use of a sabot, the gunners could be sure to load the ammunition with the fuse facing forward, else the main charge might force the fuse into the shell and explode it prematurely, with potentially disastrous consequences.
www.cwartillery.org /artammo.html   (2839 words)

The heavier caliber ammunition is often still retained for machine guns and sniper rifles.
For instance, the infantry of the United States Army is equipped with a Colt M16 as the main weapon, and carries six magazines each holding 30 rounds of 5.56 mm ammunition.
Post-World War II missile technology was applied to the shaped charge and provided infantry with a weapon that could reliably destroy the heaviest main battle tanks at relatively great distances, finally superseding anti-tank artillery and infantry support weapons like the recoiless rifle.
www.reference.com /browse/wiki/Ammunition   (2620 words)

Ammunition identification is an important part of ordnance handling and administration.
Ammunition identification tells you the service/nonservice type of ammunition, class of explosive contained in the round, Mark (Mk) and modification (Mod) numbers, lot numbers, and color codes representing the explosive hazards.
Painting is the application of the final body coating to ammunition, ammunition components, or ammunition containers by authorized activities.
www.ordnance.org /ammunition_identification.htm   (720 words)

 GAO-05-687, Defense Ammunition: DOD Meeting Small and Medium Caliber Ammunition Needs, but Additional Actions Are ...
In addition, while the PEO has encouraged ammunition program managers to submit acquisition plans so that it can determine which items should be procured from the national technology and industrial base, as called for by section 806, Public Law 105-261, other services' ammunition program managers have not always been forthcoming with the plans.
Currently, one of these producers is manufacturing medium caliber ammunition at Radford which specializes in the production of propellants and explosives; the other two commercial producers manufacture medium caliber ammunition at their own facilities.
According to a PEO official, ongoing modernization is needed for the Army ammunition plants to continue to operate into the future, and in the case of the Lake City Army Ammunition Plant, additional equipment and facility upgrades will be needed to increase capacity to address future needs.
www.gao.gov /htext/d05687.html   (7140 words)

 IWBA Handgun Ammunition Specification, Remington Golden Saber Ammunition
The IWBA Handgun Ammunition Specification was designed to be an example of a specification that is precise and realistic in format, with identified parameters that can be specified by law enforcement agencies to satisfy their requirements and desires.
Ammunition is considered acceptable if it demonstrates a ten shot sampling average of between 12.5 and 14 inches penetration depth, with a recommended standard deviation in penetration between the ten bullets of 0.6 inches or less, but no more than 0.8 inches.
The catalogs and brochures provided by the major ammunition manufacturers, with the exception of Remington, are a waste of the paper they’re printed on with regard to providing information that is critical to personal defense ammunition selection.
www.firearmstactical.com /briefs6.htm   (2225 words)

 Depleted uranium ammunition is a very recent advancement in military weapons use
DU and tungsten ammunition research was being conducted as early as the 1970s as a means of generating conventional effective armor piercing rounds.
DU ammunition has been accredited during and after the Gulf War as one of the main reasons why the Allied military had such a swift victory over Iraqi military forces.
The only time an army has any tactical advantage with DU ammunition is if your enemy doesn’t have it, but due to the ease of constructing DU ammo, it is obvious that it won’t be long before every major military has armed themselves with DU ammunition.
cseserv.engr.scu.edu /StudentWebPages/IPesic/ResearchPaper.htm   (6457 words)

 Ammunition - Supplies at Forbes Wholesale   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
We have a range of firearms and RWS ammunition at Forbes Wholesale.
Accessories can be supplied by mail, ammunition can be road freighted, We have stockists in a range of locations throughout the country.
We have a range of firearms, as well as accessories and ammunition, including names such as Feinwerkbau, JG Anschutz, Gehmann, Morini and Pedersoli fl powder firearms, accessories and spare parts.
www.ammunition.com.au   (195 words)

 UpsetChaps Quake3 Guide - Ammunition   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
Each weapon has its own ammunition and is not shared between weapons as in Quake2.
It is also the case that for id software 'CTF', 'Tournament' and 'FFA' modes in Quake3 should you pickup an ammunition pack but not be holding a weapon that uses that ammunition, the ammunition is lost.
It is very easy to identify the ammunition type by the unique colours and markings that match the HUD weapon display.
ucguides.savagehelp.com /Quake3/items_ammunition.html   (96 words)

 Ammunition   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
Facilities can minimize these impacts by switching to reduced hazard ammunition, redesigning the firing ranges, and by collecting spent ammunition.
FLETC commissioned ammunition manufacturers to develop a non-toxic, lead free, and reduced hazard cartridge.
The manufacturers developed a cartridge, the "green bullet," which maintains the same performance level as lead-based ammunition while removing the harmful side effects.
www.ofee.gov /wpr/ammunition.htm   (473 words)

 Integrating AIT Into Ammunition Logistics
Using technological improvements resulting from that effort, the ammunition initiative sought to integrate a suite of AIT to automate source data input, incorporate the various automated information systems and business processes at each node in the ammunition pipeline, and provide in-transit visibility of assets.
Phase I of the ammunition AIT project began in May 1996 and was completed in July 1998.
During that phase, ammunition AIT integration was implemented at Crane Army Ammunition Activity, Military Ocean Terminal Sunny Point, the Port of Nordenham, and the ASP's at Miesau, Weilerbach, and Vilseck.
www.almc.army.mil /ALOG/issues/MarApr01/MS616.htm   (1373 words)

PMP has been involved in the manufacture of ammunition since 1931, and develops and manufactures small to medium-calibre ammunition, brass and copper strip, high quality percussion caps of all types, mining drill-bits as well as power cartridges and cutting charges.
Its small and medium calibre ammunition ranges conform to the most exacting military standards and specifications, and are manufactured in comprehensive facilities at Pretoria West.
PMP's range of commercial ammunition for handguns and hunting rifles is renowned for its very high quality, and its PRO-AMM range of hunting ammunition has secured a place in the top echelons of this competitive market.
www.pmp.co.za   (402 words)

 The Cargo of the S.S. Samuel Heintzelman Liberty Ship   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
Another ammunition explosion, far more spectacular and costly, rocked the San Francisco Bay area the night of 17 July 1944, as the Liberty ship E. Bryan and the Victory ship Quinault Victory loaded ammunition at the Port Chicago Annex of the Mare Island Navy Yard.
There was an estimated 10,000 tons of ammunition in the ships or on the docks when a blinding flash filled the sky and two blasts shook buildings from Sacramento to San Jose.
A dive-bomber hit the ammunition-laden John Burke, and the ship disappeared in a blast so devastating that when the smoke cleared away there was not even a handful of floating debris to mark where the ship and her 68 men had been.
www.ericsandersen.com /heintzelman/cargo.htm   (729 words)

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