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1. (WO2018166866) MUNITION AND LOGISTICS CONCEPT FOR, IN PARTICULAR, ARTILLERY PROJECTILES

Pub. No.:    WO/2018/166866    International Application No.:    PCT/EP2018/055617
Publication Date: Fri Sep 21 01:59:59 CEST 2018 International Filing Date: Thu Mar 08 00:59:59 CET 2018
IPC: F42B 8/12
F42B 10/40
F42B 10/44
F42B 12/00
F42B 12/02
F42B 12/76
F42B 33/00
F42B 39/00
Applicants: RHEINMETALL WAFFE MUNITION GMBH
Inventors: BLACHE, Andreas
AUMUND-KOPP, Ralf
GUISCHARD, Frank
Title: MUNITION AND LOGISTICS CONCEPT FOR, IN PARTICULAR, ARTILLERY PROJECTILES
Abstract:
The invention proposes the use of a uniform projectile casing (1) which is utilized for projectiles (40-45) with different ranges. A projectile (40, 42, 44) of relatively short range can in this case be optimized with regard to payload, whereas a projectile (41, 43, 45) with the relatively long range is subjected to a range optimization, with a reduction in payload. The payload of a projectile (41, 43, 45) of relatively long range is generally lower in relation to a projectile (40, 42, 44) with relatively short range. The artillery projectiles (40-45) have a projectile casing (1) of equal size for the projectiles of different range. That is to say, to create an artillery projectile (40, 42, 44), for example 155 mm, a uniform payload-optimized 30 km projectile casing (1) is used, from which 40 km projectiles (41, 43, 45) can be generated (produced, assembled) by means of a reduction in payload. The range is selected and defined by means of mutually different projectile bases (11, 21). The artillery projectile is composed of multiple modular parts which are assembled in order to create the artillery projectile.