Accession Number:

ADA460094

Title:

Hazard Classification Test of GAU-8 Ammunition by Bonfire Cookoff with Limited Air Sampling

Descriptive Note:

Corporate Author:

LOS ALAMOS SCIENTIFIC LAB ALBUQUERQUE NM

Report Date:

1976-02-01

Pagination or Media Count:

11.0

Abstract:

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.

Subject Categories:

  • Ammunition and Explosives
  • Combustion and Ignition
  • Air Pollution and Control

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE