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