ARMY - TM 9-1300-214
MILITARY EXPLOSIVES, REPRINT INCORPORATES CHANGE 1-4
|Publication Date:||1 September 1984|
Chapter 2 is a history of the field of energetic materials. Chapter 3 divides the energetic materials field into three categories: explosives, propellants, and pyrotechnics. Chapter 4 discusses the principles of chemistry and physics pertinent to the energetic materials field. Chapter 5 is a description of the tests used to evaluate explosives. Both mandatory safety tests and tests used in the selection of particular compounds among the many explosive compounds are covered. Chapter 6 contains a description of the tests used to evaluate propellants. Chapter 7 presents detailed information about the compounds that are used by the United States as initiating explosives. A discussion of priming compositions is also included. Chapter 8 presents detailed information about the compounds that are used by the United States as booster and secondary explosives. Chapter 9 provides a discussion of those mixtures of materials that are used as propellants. Chapter 10 discusses the field of pyrotechnics. Foreign energetic materials are covered in Chapter 11. Safety and toxicity considerations are discussed in Chapter 12. Basic methods used to identify and detect energetic materials are presented in Chapter 13. Chapter 14 presents information pertinent to the packing, marking, storing, and shipping of energetic materials. Chapter 15 discusses disposal, destruction, decontamination, and demilitarization of energetic materials. Pertinent data on explosives and propellants are tabulated in Appendix A. Tables A-1 through A-8 allow rapid comparison of the important characteristics of the material. The bibliography is contained in Appendix B. An index for all material covered, referencing both paragraph and page numbers, concludes the contents of this manual.
Purpose. This manual is intended for use as a text for instruction or as a reference source in the field of energetic materials. Only the materials of interest in conventional armaments are covered; nuclear armaments are not.