Accession Number:

ADD015166

Title:

Plastic Bonded Explosives Using Fluorocarbon Binders.

Descriptive Note:

Patent, Filed 10 Oct 85, patented 17 Sep 91,

Corporate Author:

DEPARTMENT OF THE NAVY WASHINGTON DC

Report Date:

1991-09-17

Pagination or Media Count:

4.0

Abstract:

An object of this invention is to provide a high energy, thermally stable plastic bonded explosive. A further object of the invention is to provide a high energy explosive with the addition of a fluorocarbon binder. Yet another object of the invention resides in a plastic bonded explosive characterized as deformable. These and other objects have been demonstrated by the present invention wherein a plastic bonded explosive is comprised of a solid explosive filter, a plasticizer and an acrylate or urethane fluorocarbon binder. The general composition of a cast cured, rubbery binder plastic bonded explosive PBX is as follows a binder, a plasticizer and a solid explosive filter. This invention utilizes cyclotetramethylene tetranitramine HMX or cyclotrimethylene trinitramine RDX as the explosive filter.

Subject Categories:

  • Ammunition and Explosives

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE