Accession Number : ADA263286

Title :   De Ontwikkeling van de Ponslading als Toepassing voor Explosieven Opruimingstechniek. Periode 1986-1990 (The Development of a Punching Charge for Application as a Explosive Ordnance Disposal Technique. Period 1986-1990).

Descriptive Note : Final rept.,

Corporate Author : PRINS MAURITS LABORATORIUM TNO RIJSWIJK (NETHERLANDS)

Personal Author(s) : DeJong, B. G. ; Kodde, H. H.

Report Date : DEC 1992

Pagination or Media Count : 31

Abstract : This report describes the punching of the casing of explosive projectiles with several types of punching charges. These types are: a type which punches a hole with 2 diameter of about 3 cm; a type with 2 circular shape, which punches a disc with a diameter of 10 cm; a type with a linear shape, which punches 2 groove with any desired length. It is also possible to apply this charge in a radial or axial direction; a type with a square shape. Attaching a charge with this shape might be more easy than a attaching a circular charge. The punching of the casing takes place without causing an explosive reaction of the filling of the projectile. A special application is the disposal by an EOD team of bombs which have not functioned. The pinching charge is tested on several types of bombs during NATO EOD trials in cooperation with the EOD of the Royal Dutch Air force. The casing of the bombs, up to a thickness of about 12 mm, can be punched without causing a reaction of explosive content.... Punching, Bombs, Tests.

Descriptors :   *EXPLOSIVE ORDNANCE DISPOSAL, BOMBS, CIRCULAR, COOPERATION, DIAMETERS, DISPOSAL, EXPLOSIVES, FILLING, NATO, PROJECTILES, SHAPE, TEST AND EVALUATION, THICKNESS, DUTCH LANGUAGE, TRANSLATIONS.

Subject Categories : Ammunition and Explosives

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE