Accession Number : ADD013168
Title : Melt-Castable Explosive Composition.
Descriptive Note : Patent Application, Filed 22 May 87,
Corporate Author : DEPARTMENT OF THE AIR FORCE WASHINGTON DC
Personal Author(s) : Spencer,Arthur F
Report Date : 22 May 1987
Pagination or Media Count : 12
Abstract : A melt castable explosive composition not based on TNT is disclosed which consists essentially of about 10 to 20 weight percent of a matrix material having a melting temperature of about 60 degrees to 100 degrees C, up to about 0.5 weight percent of an emulsifying agent and up to about 20 weight percent aluminum powder, balance high explosive. The matrix material is ozokerite wax, ozokerite modified with carnauba wax, or a waxy polyethylene.
Descriptors : *PATENT APPLICATIONS, *EXPLOSIVES, TNT, MATRIX MATERIALS, ALUMINUM, POWDER METALS, HIGH EXPLOSIVES, CASTING, MELTING POINT
Subject Categories : Ammunition and Explosives
Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE