Accession Number : ADA327676

Title :   Proposed Quantity-Distance Rules for Hazard Division 1.2 Ammunition.

Descriptive Note : Final rept.,

Corporate Author : NAVAL SURFACE WARFARE CENTER INDIAN HEAD DIV MD

Personal Author(s) : Swisdak, M. M., Jr. ; Ward, J. M. ; Gould, M. J.

PDF Url : ADA327676

Report Date : 14 MAR 1997

Pagination or Media Count : 38

Abstract : An extensive hazard division (HD) 1.2 open air testing program has now been completed. A test program investigating in-structure HD 1.2 effects is currently underway. The results of these programs and a literature survey form the basis of a database of MD 1.2 effects. Currently, for quantity distance purposes, HD 1.2 ammunition is treated differently than HD 1.1 items. The database of HD 1.2 effects suggests that this difference is not appropriate. Based on this database, proposed changes to the quantity distance criteria for HD 1.2 ammunition have been developed. This paper will describe those proposed changes. It will then compare the proposed changes with both the current United States and NATO/United Kingdom criteria.

Descriptors :   *FIRING TESTS(ORDNANCE), *MORTARS, *CARTRIDGES, EXPLOSION EFFECTS, RANGE(DISTANCE), TNT, SAFING AND ARMING(ORDNANCE), PROPELLING CHARGES, HIGH EXPLOSIVES, ARTILLERY AMMUNITION, AUTOIGNITION, AMMUNITION DAMAGE.

Subject Categories : Ammunition and Explosives

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE