Accession Number:

AD0876187

Title:

AN/FO Charge Preparation for Large Scale Tests

Descriptive Note:

Corporate Author:

NAVAL ORDNANCE LAB WHITE OAK MD

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1970-10-08

Pagination or Media Count:

62.0

Abstract:

Two 20- ton and one 100-ton hemispherical ANFO charges were detonated on the surface at the Defense Research Establishment, Suffield, Ralston, Alberta, Canada. The charges were all prepared with on-site mixing of the ANFO over a 15 day period during August 1969. The first 20-ton charge was prepared from 800 fifty pound bags of ANFO stacked in a hemispherical pile. The remaining charges were formed in thin hemispherical fiberglas shells. Each charge was initiated by a 250-pound booster. ANFO has been demonstrated to be a highly suitable explosion source for simulation of nuclear airblast.

Subject Categories:

  • Ammunition and Explosives

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE