Accession Number:

ADP004876

Title:

Peacekeeper Quantity-Distance Verification Program. Part 1. Analytical and Experimental Program for Quantity-Distance Evaluation of Peacekeeper Missiles in Minuteman Silos,

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BALLISTIC MISSILE OFFICE NORTON AFB CA

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Report Date:

1984-08-01

Pagination or Media Count:

22.0

Abstract:

An analytical and experimental program was conducted for the purpose of establishing quantity-distance Q-D criteria associated with an explosion of a Peacekeeper missile in an operational Minuteman silo. The experimental program consisted of the detonation of high explosive charges within 110- and 14-scale models of a Minuteman silo, and a 1000-lb TNT calibration test. Measurements were made of airblast overpressures and fragment dispersion characteristics. The airblast measurements were highly successful with all the pressure channels recording and providing good data. Color-coded structural fragments were evaluated in terms of dimension, weight, number, and location for the purpose of the Q-D analysis. Author

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APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE