SAFETY TESTS OF EXPLOSIVES TRANSPORT TRUCKS

Five safety tests were conducted on 1/2- and 3/4-ton pickup trucks of the type used to haul explosives aboard the Naval Weapons Center. The tests were designed to determine the effectiveness of the steel flash shield between the truck cab and bed in shielding personnel in the cab against the hazards resulting from inadvertent initiation of explosive materials being transported. For each test, the explosive material, the method of initiation, test instrumentation, and a discussion of the results are given. (Author)

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    Naval Weapons Center

    China Lake, CA  USA 
  • Authors:
    • Donaldson, P A
    • Wiruth, A D
  • Publication Date: 1969-7

Media Info

  • Pagination: 24 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00145668
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
  • Report/Paper Numbers: NWC-TP-4738 Tech. Pub., GIDEP-347.97.00.00-x7-02
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jan 16 1977 12:00AM