Accession Number : AD0714374

Title :   Containers for Mortar Propellant Charges.

Descriptive Note : Final rept. 6 Jul-28 Oct 70,

Corporate Author : HERCULES INC CUMBERLAND MD ALLEGANY BALLISTICS LAB

Personal Author(s) : Arnold,James I.

Report Date : OCT 1970

Pagination or Media Count : 24

Abstract : A waterproof container material for 81mm mortar propellant charges has been developed and characterized in a 3-month program for Picatinny Arsenal. Eighty of the horseshoe-shaped containers were molded for film composed of NC and TNT. Fifty-five of these containers were sent to Picatinny Arsenal for mortar firings. The remaining 25 containers were used to make characterization tests. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*PROPELLING CHARGES, *CONTAINERS), (*MORTAR AMMUNITION, PROPELLING CHARGES), DESIGN, TNT, NITROCELLULOSE, PLASTICIZERS, BURNING RATE, MOLDINGS, LIQUID IMMERSION TESTS

Subject Categories : Ammunition and Explosives

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE