In Search of Lethality: Green Ammo and the M855A1 Enhanced Performance Round

In Search of Lethality: Green Ammo and the M855A1 Enhanced Performance Round

by Glenn Dean
     
 

In 2010 the Army fielded new rifle ammunition to its soldiers in Afghanistan. Developed as part of a program to produce lead-free ammunition, this new rifle bullet produced a storm of outrage from the firearms community, who derided the new ammunition as needless “green wash” at a time when troops were dying in combat. This is the story of what really

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Overview

In 2010 the Army fielded new rifle ammunition to its soldiers in Afghanistan. Developed as part of a program to produce lead-free ammunition, this new rifle bullet produced a storm of outrage from the firearms community, who derided the new ammunition as needless “green wash” at a time when troops were dying in combat. This is the story of what really happened: how what started as a program to be more environmentally friendly became a significant upgrade in military small arms capability.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
2940033092888
Publisher:
Glenn Dean
Publication date:
03/03/2012
Sold by:
Smashwords
Format:
NOOK Book
Sales rank:
666,609
File size:
202 KB

Meet the Author

Glenn Dean was commissioned as an Armor officer through the Army ROTC program at the Florida Institute of Technology with a degree in Aerospace Engineering. He was subsequently assigned to operational Armor and Cavalry assignments in the 24th Infantry Division, 3rd Infantry Division, and the 1st Cavalry Division, as well as a tour in Recruiting Command. After completing graduate work in Industrial & Systems Engineering at the Georgia Institute of Technology, he transitioned to the Army Acquisition career field. He currently works in weapons systems development and has worked in combat development, program management, and technology development in the fields of small arms, medium caliber cannons, ammunition, and combat vehicles.

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