Accession Number:

ADA242471

Title:

Comparison Evaluation of Explosive Diver Recall Devices

Descriptive Note:

Test rept.,

Corporate Author:

NAVY EXPERIMENTAL DIVING UNIT PANAMA CITY FL

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1991-03-01

Pagination or Media Count:

25.0

Abstract:

NEDU evaluated non-developmental explosive diver recall devices for inclusion on the Diving Equipment Authorized for Navy Use List. The devices tested were Broco MK 2 MOD 0 and MOD 1, Hands Fireworks SC-81 and SC-810, Compact Energy, Ltd. N1 MK 1, and the military M-80. Characteristics that were evaluated include acoustic output, fragmentation production, human factors, operational reliability and end item cost. Based on the comparison of these factors, the Broco MK 2 MOD 0 is deemed most suitable for Navy SCUBA operations where an explosive type recall device is required. Also, due to safety and reliability problems, it is recommended that the M-80 NSN 1370-00-028-5252 be removed from the ANU as soon as suitable substitutes are in the fleet.

Subject Categories:

  • Ammunition and Explosives
  • Acoustics

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE