INVESTIGATION OF EXPLOSIVES SENSITIVITY TO MULTIPLE-FRAGMENT IMPACT (TRACK TEST E-7380)
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NAVAL ORDNANCE TEST STATION CHINA LAKECA
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A rocket-powered sled was used to throw collections of fragments at explosive acceptor charges. Of the 13 rounds in this series, five, having a fragment velocity of 750 fps, produced five acceptor detonations four rounds, at 330 fps, produced no detonations. The presence or absence of detonators in the acceptor charges had little apparent effect upon results. Specific warhead and explosives data relative to this series appear in Confidential Restricted Data report TPR 324, Supplement, NOTS TP 3277. Results of the first series of multifragment impact track tests are reported in NAVWEPS Report 8073, NOTS TP 3090 Unclassified, dated December 1962.
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