Document Details


Title:
Research Paper P-464, Explosive Fills (U)
Subject Terms:
Ammonium-Nitrate; COMP B; Contract DAHC15 67 C 0011; Explosive Fills; Minol II; RDX; Task T-R
Document Location:
DOE/NV Nuclear Testing Archive, P.O. Box 98521, City: Las Vegas, State: NV, Zip: 89193-8521, Phone:(702)295-0712, Fax:(702)295-1808, Email:cic@nv.doe.gov; Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, Archives and Records Office, 1 Cyclotron Road, Mailstop 69-104, City: Berkeley, State: CA, Zip: 94720, Phone:(510)486-5525, Fax:(510)486-7200, Email:jwstoner@lbl.gov
Document Categories:
National Security, Policy and Warfare\Radiological, Chemical, Biological and Conventional Weapons/Warfare
Document Type:
REPORT
Publication Date:
1968 Dec 01
Declassification Date:
1998 May 11
Declassification Status:
Declassified
Document Pages:
33
Accession Number:
OOB980904
Document Number(s):
3-20-1; HQ 68-9429; P-464; DCS 69-20; T-12; DAHC15 67 C 0011; HQ689429; P464; DCS6920; T12; DAHC1567C0011
Originating Research Org.:
Institute for Defense Analysis
OpenNet Entry Date:
1998 Oct 09
Description/Abstract:
This document consists of a Research Paper P-464, Explosive Fills (U) prepared by the Institute for Defense Analyses, Science and Technology Division. The purpose of this paper was to: address the problem of utilization of the munitions fill production capabilities in the U.S.; examine the rate of production and consumption of explosive fills by the U.S., showing that the production base of TNT and COMP B will no longer be sufficient; discuss two alternative types of explosive fills (ammonium-nitrate based explosive gel and Minol II) that could be used, thereby releasing TNT, COMP B and RDX for other uses; and discuss the possibility of new plants being constructed to supply the additional TNT and RDX. This copy of the report was sent to Dr. Mc.Millan of University of California Radiation Laboratory.


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