DEU Ammunition Storage in Earth Covered ISO-Containers
BUNDESWEHR TECHNICAL CENTER FOR PROTECTIVE AND SPECIAL TECHNOLOGIES SCHNEIZLREUTH (GERMANY)
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The German military has currently requested an earth covered storage solution for ammunition and explosive using ISO-containers. The development of the solution was conducted by the WTD 52. In Germany, the WTD 52 is the central provider for military requesters with respect to questions associated with the safe storage of ammunition in missions abroad. During the last few years, many test campaigns have been conductedmanaged by the WTD 52 and led to useful and certified storage solutions which were presented at DDESB 2008. For testing purposes, corresponding structures of ISO-Containers in scales 11 and 12 were created. The test setup differs not only with respect to the scaling, but also with regard to earth cover and distance between adjacent ISO-Containers. Additionally, barricades are applied in the primary blast direction. The experiments were performed with different types of ammunition. Besides the general visual damage inspection, video recording, pressure measurements and debris collection were used for the evaluation. The tests will lead to a certified storage solution for ammunition in earth-covered ISO-container The test resultsfinal products will be directly incorporated into the Handbook for the Physical Protection for Ammunition Storage in Operations, which was published by the German Armed Forces Office - Division V Infrastructure and presented at DDESB 2008.
- Ammunition and Explosives