Accession Number:

AD0331506

Title:

THE MANUFACTURE OF AN R.D.X-BASED EXPLOSIVE SHEET

Descriptive Note:

Memorandum

Corporate Author:

ROYAL ARMAMENT RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT ESTABLISHMENT FORT HALSTEAD (UNITED KINGDOM)

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1962-08-01

Pagination or Media Count:

24.0

Abstract:

The manufacture of several explosive sheets is described. The most satisfactory, was a sheet containing 88 RDX with the remaining 12 essentially polyisobutylene of molecular weight approximately 15,000. This sheet was a pliable material which detonated satisfactorily at a thickness of 0.1 in. Another RDX based sheet, in which the binder was a mixture of depolymerized rubber and polyurethane, was unsatisfactory as the rubber aged.

Subject Categories:

  • Ammunition and Explosives

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE