Accession Number:

AD0641643

Title:

DEFICIENCY INVESTIGATION OF THE 1-LB. TNT DEMOLITION BLOCK CHARGE,

Descriptive Note:

Corporate Author:

PICATINNY ARSENAL DOVER N J AMMUNITION ENGINEERING DIRECTORATE

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1966-10-01

Pagination or Media Count:

27.0

Abstract:

At Camp Clark in Nevada, Missouri, in August 1965, 100 1-lb. TNT Demolition Block Charges Lot SOD 600-1 failed to function. The circumstance causing this malfunction was investigated by the Ammunition Engineering Directorates Ammunition Engineering Laboratory. It was determined that these TNT charges failed to detonate because of insufficient energy from the initiating devices. To detonate these 1-lb. TNT block charges, only four types of blasting caps must be used -- M6 and M7 Blasting Caps military and JI and JII commercial if Primacord is used, the exact procedure in FM 5-25 must be followed three snug turns around the block. Release of the lot was recommended based on these findings. Author

Subject Categories:

  • Ammunition and Explosives

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE