Preparation of Fine Particulate CL-20
Patent, Filed 3 Mar 97, patented 27 Jan 98
DEPARTMENT OF THE NAVY WASHINGTON DC
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A high energy shock-insensitive explosive composition for use in deformable warheads. This high energy shock- insensitive explosive composition is comprised of a shock-insensitive explosive and hexa-nitro-hexa-aza-isowurtzitane constituting about 35-45 wt. and a having an average particle size of about 3 microns. The high performance explosive consists of ammonium nitrate. nitroguanidine, 3-nitro-1.2. 4-triazol-5-one, or mixtures of the three and constitutes about 3O-4O wt. . The CL-20 explosive is wet ground in aqueous alcohol to reduce the size thereof, prior to incorporation in the explosive.
- Ammunition and Explosives