AN/FO Charge Preparation for Large Scale Tests
NAVAL ORDNANCE LAB WHITE OAK MD
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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.
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