Accession Number:

ADA053473

Title:

The Use of Low Viscosity 70/30 Octol in Dragon Warheads M224.

Descriptive Note:

Technical rept.,

Corporate Author:

ARMY ARMAMENT RESEARCH DEVELOPMENT AND ENGINEERING CENTER PICATINNY ARSENAL NJ PRODUCT ASSURANCE DIRECTORATE

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1977-12-01

Pagination or Media Count:

109.0

Abstract:

DRAGON warheads are loaded with 7030 octol. The original production loading method required TNT to be added to 7525 octol to dilute it to 7030 proportions. When the octol viscosity exceeded 10.5 seconds, it was difficult to obtain acceptable cast warheads. Octol can be made initially with 70 HMX and 30 TNT in different viscosities. For this test, tow Octol batches with viscosities of 7.8 seconds and 4.5 seconds were used.

Subject Categories:

  • Guided Missile Warheads and Fuzes
  • Ammunition and Explosives

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE