Accession Number : ADA293935

Title :   Full Scale Insensitive Munitions Testing of the RAN 5-in./54 Cartridge Case.

Corporate Author : DEFENCE SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY ORGANIZATION CANBERRA (AUSTRALIA)

Personal Author(s) : Barrington, L. M.

PDF Url : ADA293935

Report Date : NOV 1994

Pagination or Media Count : 34

Abstract : During the period May 1992 to March 1994, a series of 14 full scale Insensitive Munitions tests were conducted on RAN 5" /54 Cartridge Cases containing the standard BS NACO propellant and a Low Vulnerability Ammunition (LOVA) propellant formulation XM 39'. Tests were multiple bullet and fragment impact, and fast and slow cookoff. The results of these tests are presented and some implications are discussed.

Descriptors :   *SUBMUNITIONS, *CARTRIDGE CASES, IMPACT, SMALL ARMS AMMUNITION, VULNERABILITY, AMMUNITION, LOW LEVEL, COOK OFF, FRAGMENTS, INSENSITIVE EXPLOSIVES.

Subject Categories : Ammunition and Explosives

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE