The Storage of Bombs in All-Up Condition
MINISTRY OF DEFENCE LONDON (UNITED KINGDOM) EXPLOSIVES STORAGE AND TRANSPORT COMMITTEE
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With the changing role of UK forces and, in particular, with reference to the Royal Air Force role in the Rapid Reaction Force, the logistic requirements for bomb storage are changing. Bombs may, in future, be stored in all-up condition, ie with fuses, fins etc assembled, and will be stored in all-up round containers AURCs. They may also be stored in ISO containers. These changes of storage policy have repercussions in the ESTC rules governing the storage of bombs. In this paper the currently available test information regarding the effects of inter-stack stand-off, orientation, stacking height and traversing is reviewed and analyzed in the light of these new requirements. ISO container storage is not considered. Recommendations are made on the precautions to be taken to avoid inter-stack propagation in the event of the accidental initiation of one stack.
- Logistics, Military Facilities and Supplies
- Aerial Bombs