Spin Stabilized Projectiles

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Rifling - Twist Rate - Twist Rate and Bullet Stability
... barrel wear, and coupled with high velocities also induce a very high spin rate which can cause projectile jacket ruptures causing high velocity spin stabilized projectiles to disintegrate in flight ... Spin stabilized projectiles made out of mono metals can practically not obtain adequate flight and spin velocities to disintegrate in flight due to their spin rate ... Smokeless powder can produce muzzle velocities of approximately 1,600 m/s (5,200 ft/s) for spin stabilized projectiles and more advanced propellants used in smoothbore tank guns can produce muzzle velocities of ...

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