Accession Number:

ADA063477

Title:

Report on the Design of a Hand Thrown Avalanche Control Charge for the USFS.

Descriptive Note:

Technical memo.,

Corporate Author:

NAVAL WEAPONS CENTER CHINA LAKE CALIF

Report Date:

1977-06-01

Pagination or Media Count:

16.0

Abstract:

The Naval Weapons Center NWC, China Lake, was tasked by the USFS Missoula Equipment Development Center, Missoula, Montana, to develop a two pound avalanche control charge which can be hand thrown with a two minute delay and has the potential to be launched from a helicopter. Later communication from the USFS reduced the required time delay to 90 seconds. Specifically, NWC was asked to design a package which would be easy to throw and would stick in place where thrown design an efficient H. E. configuration insure environmental acceptability utilize off-the-shelf components where feasable and design any other components needed fabricate a number of test devices conduct safety tests to determine hazards, environmental effects, dud rate, and field performance of the devices and present recommendation for both hand thrown design and helicopter delivery. Author

Subject Categories:

  • Ammunition and Explosives

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE