Accession Number : AD0892254

Title :   20 Millimeter Projectile Safety Tests,

Corporate Author : NAVAL ORDNANCE LAB WHITE OAK MD

Personal Author(s) : White, B. E.

Report Date : 04 FEB 1972

Pagination or Media Count : 98

Abstract : As a result of a critical accident at NAD, McAlester, Oklahoma, tests were conducted with obsolete 20 millimeter ammunition furnished from rounds remaining in storage. Tests included bullet impact, drop and chemical analysis for copper azide formation. The results of all tests were negative in establishing any undue sensitivity of the ammunition. Recommendations are made for further tests to help in the preparation of disposal plans for millions of rounds waiting demilling procedures. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*PROJECTILES, SAFETY), AUTOMATIC WEAPONS, ACCIDENTS, STORAGE, DROP TESTS, CHEMICAL ANALYSIS, COPPER, AZIDES, SENSITIVITY, AMMUNITION, FIRING TESTS(ORDNANCE), IMPACT TESTS, AGING(MATERIALS).

Subject Categories : Ammunition and Explosives

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE