Accession Number : ADD008347

Title :   Low Vulnerability Booster Charge Caseless Ammunition.

Descriptive Note : Patent,

Corporate Author : DEPARTMENT OF THE ARMY WASHINGTON DC

Personal Author(s) : Bell,Frank H ; Borcherding,Ronald L ; Munson,William O ; McDonald,Michael S ; Peterson,John A

Report Date : 30 May 1978

Pagination or Media Count : 5

Abstract : A low vulnerability booster charge comprising single, fairly large crystals of 1,3,5,7-tetramethylenetetranitramine (HMX) or 1,3,5-trimethylenetrinitramine (RDX) about 160 microns diameter coated with a polyurethane cement which comprises about 15 weight percent of the entire booster charge. (Author)

Descriptors :   *Patents, *Caseless ammunition, *Boosters(Explosives), RDX, HMX, Crystals, Polyurethane resins, Cements, Vulnerability, Safety

Subject Categories : Ammunition and Explosives

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE