By ARMY MATERIEL COMMAND ALEXANDRIA VA
This 1964 textual content has been ready to satisfy a selected requirement as a reference for guide in "Elements of Armament Engineering", a one-semester direction in utilized engineering research carried out by way of the dep. of Ordnance on the usa army Academy, for participants of the 1st (Senior) type. It represents the applying of army, clinical, and engineering basics to the research, layout and operation of guns platforms, together with nuclear parts. it's not meant to completely orient or familiarize the coed in guns employment or nomenclature.
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It can be made from nonstrategic materials. 3-6 MILITARY EXPLOSIVE CHARACTERISTICS 3-5 SECONDARY HIGH EXPLOSIVES This class of high explosives, though less sensitive than primary high explosives, might be thought of as noninitiating high explosives. They are used as boosters, bursting charges, or demolition charges. They require initiation to debnation by a primary high explosive. Secondary high explosives may be divided into the following types: single-compound, binary, plastics, and dynamites.
The Germans used gelignites for a variety of purposes, particularly in grenades. Ilynamites are used for military purposes primarily for their economy. Also, they do not require a booster and are very sensitive to detonation by propagation. Their main disadvantages are their sensitivity and lack of stability. The British use one pound of gelignite to detonate bombs up to 250 kilograms and five pounds for bombs over 250 kilograms. DYNAMITES Nobel gave the name dynamite to a mixture of nitroglycerin and kieselguhr.
In recent years it has become widely used as a base for many explosive mixtures of which Composition B and Composition C are examples. Note that this a heterocyclic, not a benzene ring compound. In addition to its true chemical name, it is also called: Cyclonite or RDXUnited States RDX ( Research Dept. Explosive )-Great Britain T4Italy Hexogen ( H )Germany TanoyakuJapan I I C /N-N02 I H2 Fig. 3-8 Cyckfrirnethylenetrinitramine (RDX). RDX is manufactured synthetically using formaldehyde, ammonia, and nitric acid.
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