Accession Number:

ADA114616

Title:

Percussion Primers, Design Requirements

Descriptive Note:

Corporate Author:

MCDONALD ARMY COMMUNITY HOSPITAL FORT EUSTIS VA

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1982-04-05

Pagination or Media Count:

34.0

Abstract:

Percussion primers are the key to many critical functions in aerospace ordnance hardware. This report is to be used as a specification for the use of percussion primers. It also provides the historical background of priming compositions through to the most recent high temperature resistant mixes. The input energy required to fire a primer with adequate safety margin is discussed, together with primer output. The influence of primer reconsolidation, flash hole size and baffling to reduce primer violence are included. Design data sheets for those primers most frequency used in MCAIR pyrotechnic components are included.

Subject Categories:

  • Ammunition and Explosives

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE