Accession Number:

ADA492532

Title:

Comparison of Blast Damage Effects of H.E./1 and H.E. Charges: Note on Trials, at Ground Level, With 2 oz. Fillings Detonated Statically in Aircraft Wings

Descriptive Note:

Technical note

Corporate Author:

ROYAL AIRCRAFT ESTABLISHMENT FARNBOROUGH (UNITED KINGDOM)

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1951-08-01

Pagination or Media Count:

20.0

Abstract:

It was required to establish whether the substitution of an H. E.I. filling in place of an H.E. filling for small D.A. fuzed shell would give an enhanced blast effect against aircrft structures. This Note describes a series of static detonation trials against Spitfire wing targets to check the relative blast damage effect with varicus H. E.I. and H.E. filling compositions. From the results of the trials it appears that H. E.I. fillings will give appreciably greater blast effect than plain H.E. fillings in small D.A. fuzed shell, under ground-level conditions. This superiority may be influenced to some extent by the scarcity of oxygen at high altitudes, and trials have been arranged to check this effect. The trials showed also that there is little difference in blast effect between a number of H. E.I. fillings. In order to determine the best type of H.E.I. filling it may ba necessary to make comparative incendiary trials.

Subject Categories:

  • Ammunition and Explosives

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE