"Hazard Classification Test of GAU-6 Ammunition by Bonfire Cookoff with Limited Air Sampling"
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AD Number: ADA402754
Subject Categories: SAFETY ENGINEERING
AMMUNITION AND EXPLOSIVES
Corporate Author: LOS ALAMOS SCIENTIFIC LAB ALBUQUERQUE NM
Title: "Hazard Classification Test of GAU-6 Ammunition by Bonfire Cookoff with
Limited Air Sampling"
Descriptive Note: Informal rept.
Personal Authors: Elder, J. C.; Tillery, M. I.; Ettinger, H. J.
Report Date: FEB 1976
Pages: 11 PAGES
Report Number: LA-6210-MS
Contract Number: W-7405-ENG.16
Monitor Acronym: XC
Monitor Series: AFATL
Descriptors: *HAZARDS, *COOK OFF, *DEPLETED URANIUM, *ARMOR PIERCING
AMMUNITION, *HIGH EXPLOSIVE AMMUNITION, AEROSOLS, DEBRIS, PROJECTILES, TEST
METHODS, SHELLS(STRUCTURAL FORMS), PENETRATION, TERMINAL BALLISTICS, STORAGE,
RANGE(DISTANCE), URANIUM, AIRCRAFT AMMUNITION, DOUBLE BASE PROPELLANTS.
Identifiers: *BONFIRE COOK OFF, GAU-8 AMMUNITION, GAU-8/A GUNS, 30-MM
Abstract: A standard hazard classification test of GAU-8 ammunition was
performed August 26, 1975, for the U. S. Air Force Armament Laboratory (AFATL).
Fragment pattern scoring following bonfire cookoff of 180 live rounds indicated
only one shell base fragment was thrown beyond 400 feet by shell case
disruption. Uranium aerosol dispersed by burning of depleted uranium penetrators
within the ammunition was detected at five air samplers placed near the bonfire.
Limitation Code: APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE
Source Code: 394961
Citation Creation Date: 03 JUL 2002