Determination of Minimum Non-Propagation Distance of 81-mm M374A1 Projectiles
ARMY ARMAMENT RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT CENTER DOVER NJ LARGE CALIBER WEAPON SYSTEMS LAB
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A series of tests were conducted to establish the minimum non- propagation distance between single projectiles and between pallets loaded with 72 projectiles per pallet. Each projectile contained 0.981 kilogram 2.163 pounds of Composition B. Single projectiles and pallets were supported above the ground surface by low density concrete blocks. This effort was in direct support of the modernization of the Milan Army Ammunition Plant, Tennessee, but it is also applicable to other similar facilities. The test results indicated that the minimum non-propagation distance for single projectiles is 45.72 centimeters 18 inches and 9.14 meters 30 feet for 72-projectile pallets.
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