Accession Number:

ADA053869

Title:

Determination of Minimum Non-Propagation Distance of M42 and M46 Grenades without Fuze

Descriptive Note:

Final technical rept.

Corporate Author:

ARMY ARMAMENT RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT CENTER DOVER NJ LARGE CALIBER WEAPONSYSTEMS LAB

Report Date:

1978-02-01

Pagination or Media Count:

49.0

Abstract:

A series of tests were conducted with M42 grenades to establish the minimum non-propagation distances for three LAP configurations currently being used at Milan Army Ammunition Plant, Tennessee. The test results indicate that the minimum non-propagation distances are 5.1 cm 2 in., 2.14 m 7 ft and 12.2 m 40 ft respectively, for single grenades positioned vertically on a conveyor, trays of 64 grenades placed on a conveyor, and carriers of 12 trays suspended from a pendant type conveyor within a covered ramp. The tests also demonstrated that the initiation of a detonation of one grenade results in high order detonation of the remaining grenades within the same carriage unit. Author

Subject Categories:

  • Ammunition and Explosives

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE