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Abstract

The use of copper-tungsten alloys for shaped charge liners leads to an improving of the jet penetrability into an homogeneous steel target. In comparison with copper jets, the penetration depth can be increased by a factor 1.3. The improving is due to the increasing of both the density and the break-up time. Copper-tungsten shaped charge jets and their aspect of break-up were investigated by flash radiography. Both the effect of rotation of copper-tungsten jets and their standoff performance were examined.