Plastic Bonded Explosives Using Fluorocarbon Binders.
Patent, Filed 10 Oct 85, patented 17 Sep 91,
DEPARTMENT OF THE NAVY WASHINGTON DC
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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.
- Ammunition and Explosives