Accession Number:

AD0686313

Title:

CONTAINERS FOR CHEMICAL/BIOLOGICAL AGENTS DROP-TESTED FROM AIRCRAFT

Descriptive Note:

Corporate Author:

FORT DETRICK FREDERICK MD

Report Date:

1969-03-01

Pagination or Media Count:

32.0

Abstract:

Etiologic agent shipping containers with fluid volumes between 450 and 1,300 ml were prepared from readily available materials and dropped from 500 and 1,000 feet onto hard desert soil, concrete, and macadam. The purpose was to determine whether 1 the containers would be likely to withstand a severe impact during shipment, and 2 such a container could be assembled from a general packaging instruction in the absence of explicit specification of container materials. Materials evaluated were plastic, glass, and metal inner containers cotton and vermiculite absorbent cushioning materials and metal and cardboard outer containers.

Subject Categories:

  • Containers and Packaging
  • Chemical, Biological and Radiological Warfare

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE