Accession Number : ADP005303

Title :   Gun Propellants for Low Vulnerability Ammunitions,

Corporate Author : SOCIETE NATIONALE DES POUDRES ET EXPLOSIFS VERT-LE-PETIT (FRANCE) CENTRE DE RECHERCHES DU BOUCHET

Personal Author(s) : Degano,D. ; Goliger,J. ; Boisseau,F. X.

Report Date : AUG 1986

Pagination or Media Count : 18

Abstract : Significant efforts have been reported in developing new less sensitive gun propellants. These efforts must be translated in significant improvement in vulnerability of weapons. Defining clearly the objectives, would be an essential step. Thermal effects can be very lethal in some situations. It could be useful to define 1-3 b munitions which would burn with a not too high radiant heat.

Descriptors :   *GUN PROPELLANTS, *VULNERABILITY, THERMAL RESISTANCE, SENSITIVITY, BURNING RATE, RDX, BINDERS, SYMPOSIA

Subject Categories : Ammunition and Explosives

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE