Accession Number : ADA474288


Title :   Services Textbook of Explosives


Corporate Author : MINISTRY OF DEFENCE LONDON (UNITED KINGDOM)


Full Text : https://apps.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/a474288.pdf


Report Date : Mar 1972


Pagination or Media Count : 257


Abstract : It is intended that this Textbook should be of use to new entrants into the field of Service explosives in the spheres of research, design, development, production and inspection, and to members of the Armed Forces and Government Establishments who need an introduction to the general subject. its aim is to give a broad view of the chemistry and properties of those substances of an initiatory, ignitory, explosive, pyrotechnic or propellant character, which are of interest to the British Services at the time (1972) of writing. Weapons, ammunition and ballistics are touched on only in order to illustrate the requirements which must be met by various types of explosives and some of the problems which can arise in design and development.


Descriptors :   *EXPLOSIVES , *PROPELLANTS , *ORDNANCE , WEAPONS , CHEMISTRY , AMMUNITION , PYROTECHNICS , UNITED KINGDOM , TEXTBOOKS , BALLISTICS , PROCUREMENT , SAFETY , PRODUCTION , PREPARATION


Subject Categories : Ammunition and Explosives
      Pyrotechnics
      Ballistics


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE