The Response of RDX/TNT Filled Shell to Thermal Stimuli,
MINISTRY OF DEFENCE LONDON (ENGLAND)
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Trials have been conducted in which 155mm shell filled with RDXTNT 6040 have been subjected to internal ignition and to external flame. The effects on adjacent shell of internal ignition have also been assessed. Generally results are consistent with assessments of explosiveness based on RARDE Burning Tube Tests but in one trial base ignition appeared to induce detonation in adjacent shell. The significance of these results is discussed.