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The Mechanically Adaptable Projectile: It Really Is Rocket Science!!

How the MAPX Projectile Works

 

Read More Technical Information About the Mechanically Adaptable Projectile, Remote Wounding and Hydrostatic Pressure

The following illustrations demonstrate how a single Mechanically Adaptable Projectile can be optimized for different performance. The ability to adapt the center of mass for optimal flight or increase the size of the hollow point for more acute hydrostatic pressure. (Courtney and Courtney, 2008) https://arxiv.org/pdf/0803.3051.pdf

Center of Pressure and Mass Diagram

D1: Adjusting Center of Mass Toward Tip

The illustration shows the center of mass as a white and black circle and the center of pressure as a line. The IC (red part) is adjusted to the tip for increased penetration and optimized flight when fired from a rifled shotgun. The additional release of the .25 caliber Interchangeable Component will create a secondary cavity.

Center of Pressure to Mass Diagram 2

D2: Adjusting Center of Mass Toward Base

The illustration shows the center of mass as a white and black circle and the center of pressure as a line. By adjusting the IC toward the base of the projectile the hollow point diameter and depth is opened, increasing the rate at which energy is transferred into the target upon impact. The release of the .25 caliber Interchangeable Component (red part) will create a secondary wound channel.

Center of Pressure to Mass Diagram 3

D3: Adjusting For Optimized Rapid Energy Transfer

With the IC removed, this projectile is optimized for rapid transfer of energy from the Core Projectile Module (grey part) into the target. This creates an acute hydrostatic pressure curve in aqueous mediums (animal and human). This is a preferred adaptation for home and personal defense.

Center of Pressure to mass Diagram 4

D4: Adjusting for Increased Mass and Penetration

Removing the shorter Interchangeable Component and replacing it with a full length IC gives increased mass, metallic meplat, smaller hollow point and increased core rigidity. The end result of this adaptation is maximum penetration with the release of the 40 to 75 grain, .25 caliber Interchangeable Component after impact. This creates a secondary wound channel. 

 

 


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