Hazard Classification Test of GAU-8 Ammunition by Bonfire Cookoff with Limited Air Sampling
LOS ALAMOS SCIENTIFIC LAB ALBUQUERQUE NM
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A standard hazard classification test of GAU-8 ammurntion was performed August 26, t975, for the U. S. Air Force Armament Laboratory AFATL. Fragment pattern scoring following bonfire cookoff of 150 live rounds indicated only one shell base fragment was thrown beyond 400 feet by shell case disruption. Uranium aerosol dispersed by burning of depleted uranium penetrators within the ammunition was detected at five air samplers placed near the bonfire.
- Ammunition and Explosives
- Combustion and Ignition
- Air Pollution and Control