Accession Number:

ADA492072

Title:

Air-Blast Effectiveness of Continuous-Rod Warheads

Descriptive Note:

Corporate Author:

ROYAL ARMAMENT RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT ESTABLISHMENT FORT HALSTEAD (UNITED KINGDOM)

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1959-12-01

Pagination or Media Count:

35.0

Abstract:

Measurements have been made to determine the principal parameters describing the blast waves generated by the Blue Jay and Red Dean continuous-rod warheads. These are compared with similar measurements using unconfined explosive charges of the same geometric configuration and weight as those used in the warheads. From this data equivalent bare charge weights are computed for the warheads and graphs presented showing the peak overpressure, positive impulse and positive duration, as functions of distance, that are to be expected for blast waves produced by these warheads.

Subject Categories:

  • Ammunition and Explosives

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE