Accession Number:

ADP005303

Title:

Gun Propellants for Low Vulnerability Ammunitions,

Descriptive Note:

Corporate Author:

SOCIETE NATIONALE DES POUDRES ET EXPLOSIFS VERT-LE-PETIT (FRANCE) CENTRE DE RECHERCHES DU BOUCHET

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1986-08-01

Pagination or Media Count:

18.0

Abstract:

Significant efforts have been reported in developing new less sensitive gun propellants. These efforts must be translated in significant improvement in vulnerability of weapons. Defining clearly the objectives, would be an essential step. Thermal effects can be very lethal in some situations. It could be useful to define 1-3 b munitions which would burn with a not too high radiant heat.

Subject Categories:

  • Ammunition and Explosives

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE