POKEHOLES Cratering Series; Explosive Comparison Tests Conducted at Fort Polk, Louisiana, Fall 1973.
ARMY ENGINEER WATERWAYS EXPERIMENT STATION VICKSBURG MISS
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The POKEHOLES Cratering Series consisted of three shots of each of eight explosives. All charges were 500 lb 227 kg and were buried at or near their optimum depth of burial. The eight explosives used were ammonium nitrate fuel oil, trinitrotoluene, two off-the-shelf commercial slurries, and four experimental slurries. The purpose of the tests was to measure the cratering effectiveness of the four experimental slurries as compared with that of the other explosives. Results of the test series demonstrated the relationship between crater size and total energy of the explosive charge and the effect of soil conditions on crater shapes. Author
- Ammunition and Explosives