Accession Number:

AD0521701

Title:

Static Test of Four Segments of Full-Diameter Sectional Munitions, E83

Descriptive Note:

Corporate Author:

ARMY DUGWAY PROVING GROUND UT

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1953-05-07

Pagination or Media Count:

77.0

Abstract:

The objectives of this test were 1 to determine the effect of shaping the explosive charge of the modified radiological bomb, E83 type, on the dispersion of compressed pellets of radioactive tantalum dust, and 2 to assess the radiation fields produced. Four sectional RW munitions were functioned. Readings were taken of the gamma-radiation intensity produced by the four munitions, and area coverage was tabulated for various radiation-intensity levels. There were no appreciable disintegrating effects of weather upon the pellets. Variations in structure and shape of the explosive charge of the four modified E83 munitions tested produced no variations in agent dispersion patterns which may be considered significant.

Subject Categories:

  • Chemical, Biological and Radiological Warfare
  • Radioactivity, Radioactive Wastes and Fission Products
  • Ammunition and Explosives
  • Aerial Bombs

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE