Accession Number : ADD008333

Title :   Scatterable Antipersonnel Mine.

Descriptive Note : Patent,

Corporate Author : DEPARTMENT OF THE ARMY WASHINGTON DC

Personal Author(s) : Heinemann,Robert W

Report Date : 26 Aug 1980

Pagination or Media Count : 5

Abstract : An antipersonnel mine having a pressure sensitive explosive diluted and desensitized by an inert bulking agent and a volatile liquid to temporarily unarm the explosive until the volatile liquid is evaporated. A method for desensitizing the mine by addition of the volatile liquid before the explosive sensitizer is added.

Descriptors :   *Patents, *Antipersonnel mines, Explosives, Sensitivity, Desensitizing, Fillers, Inert materials, Volatility, Pressure mines, Scattering

Subject Categories : Ammunition and Explosives

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE