Accession Number : ADP004859

Title :   Some Experiments with 155 mm Shells and DRAGON-Missiles to Prevent a Massdetonation in Palletized Storage,

Corporate Author : DEFENSE TECHNOLOGY AND PROCUREMENT AGENCY THUN (SWITZERLAND)

Personal Author(s) : Dumelin,M. ; Rytz,H.

Report Date : AUG 1984

Pagination or Media Count : 5

Abstract : This paper describes the effects of appropriate shielding material with the aim to get a non-massdetonating reaction between 155 mm Artillery Shells on pallets and also between DRAGON-missiles packed in steel-containers on pallets. As shielding material millboard-tubes around the shells and foamed polyurethane around the DRAGON-warheads was chosen and gave efficient solutions. The results are described and documented.

Descriptors :   *DETONATIONS, SHIELDING, ARTILLERY AMMUNITION, PALLETS, GUIDED MISSILE WARHEADS, CONTAINERS, STEEL, ANTITANK MISSILES, STORAGE, TUBES, PAPERBOARD, POLYURETHANE RESINS, EXPANDED PLASTICS, FOAM, SWITZERLAND

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE