Accession Number:

AD0767932

Title:

HNS/Teflon, A New Heat Resistant Explosive

Descriptive Note:

Corporate Author:

NAVAL ORDNANCE LAB WHITE OAK MD

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1973-07-01

Pagination or Media Count:

37.0

Abstract:

HNSTeflon 9010 is a new pressed explosive developed for use in the APOLLO program. The major advantages of HNSTeflon are 1 excellent thermal stability at elevated temperatures, 2 superior resistance to sublimation at high temperatures and low pressures and 3 ease of molding powder preparation, pressing and machining. The impact sensitivity of HNSTeflon is between that of Comp B and Comp A-3 while its explosive performance is about the same as TNT. Under the severe environmental conditions of the moons surface, this explosive successfully performed its intended function of generating seismic waves in the APOLLO ALSEP and LSPE experiments.

Subject Categories:

  • Ammunition and Explosives

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE