Accession Number : AD0015577

Title :   MINEFIELD CLEARANCE

Corporate Author : REED RESEARCH INC WASHINGTON DC

Report Date : 20 JUN 1953

Pagination or Media Count : 1

Abstract : Discussions are presented of the following methods for emplacing charges for clearing mine fields: (1) propulsion from 10 guns or throwing devices: (2) propulsion from a single throwing device; (3) vertical emplacement of individual charges from a projecting boom; (4) vertical emplacement from a reciprocating beam; (5) positive transverse spacing of charges; (6) charges mechanically positioned and held during detonation; and (7) simulataneous detonation of a blanket of physically connected charges. The evaluation of the methods is to incude the consideration of accuracy and speed of emplacement, vulnerability to mine explosion and enemy fire, reliability simplicity, and time required for reloading. (See also AD-12 601)

Descriptors :   , , ACCURACY, DETONATIONS, EMPLACEMENT, ENEMY, EXPLOSIONS, GUNFIRE, MINE CLEARANCE, MINEFIELDS, MINES(ORDNANCE), RECIPROCATING ENGINES, RELIABILITY, SYNCHRONISM, TRANSVERSE, VELOCITY, VERTICAL ORIENTATION, VULNERABILITY.

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE