U.S. Army Explosives and Demolitions Handbook

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U.S. Army Explosives and Demolitions Handbook

Format:  Paperback,

185 pages

Publisher: Perseus Distribution Services

Publish Date: Aug 2010

ISBN-13: 9781616080082

ISBN-10: 1616080086

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Military demolitions are the destruction by fire, water, explosive, and mechanical means of areas, structures, facilities, or materials to accomplish a military objective. The U.S. Army Explosives and Demolitions Handbook is a guide to the use of explosives in the destruction of military obstacles from the Department of the U.S. Army. This guide includes information on types, characteristics, and uses of explosives and auxiliary equipment; preparation, placement, and firing of charges; safety precautions; handling, transportation, and storage of explosives; deliberate and hasty demolition methods; and much more.Applicable to nuclear and nonnuclear warfare, and having offensive and defensive uses, the knowledge one will come away with from reading this handbook is invaluable.

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Publisher: Perseus Distribution Services
Publish Date: Aug 2010
ISBN-13: 9781616080082
ISBN-10: 1616080086
Format: Paperback
Number of Pages: 185
Shipping Weight (in pounds): 0.45
Product in Inches (L x W x H): 5.5 x 8.5 x 0.75

Chapter outline

Demolition Materials
Introduction 1-3
Military explosives and special charges 4-28
Demoliton accessories 29-41
Firing Systems
Nonelectric firing system 42-50
Electric firing system 51-62
Detonating cord priming 63-71
Dual firing systems 72-75
Calculation and Placement of Charges
Introduction 76-77
Timber cutting charges 78-79
Steel-cutting charges 80-83
Pressure charges 84-85
Breaching charges 86-87
Cratering and ditching charges 88-94
Land clearing and quarrying charges 95-99
Demolition Projects
Demolition Plan 100-102
Techniques common to most demolitions 103-105
Bridge demolitions 106-126
Damaging transportation lines 121-126
Damaging Communications systems 127-128
Destruction of buildings and installations 129-132
Destruction of equipment and supplies 133-137
Safe Handling, Transportation, and Storage of Explosives
General safety precautions 138-140
Transportation, storage, and disposal 141-145
References
Metric Charge Calculations
Use of Land Mines, Aerial Bombs, and Shells As Demolition Charges
Summary of Explosive Calculation Formulas
Power Requirements For Series Firing Circuit
Special Demolition Materials And Techniques
Index

Book description

Military demolitions are the destruction by fire, water, explosive, and mechanical means of areas, structures, facilities, or materials to accomplish a military objective. The U. S. Army Explosives and Demolitions Handbook is a guide to the use of explosives in the destruction of military obstacles from the Department of the U.S. Army. This guide includes information on types, characteristics, and uses of explosives and auxiliary equipment; preparation, placement, and firing of charges; safety precautions; handling, transportation, and storage of explosives; deliberate and hasty demolition methods; and much more.

Applicable to nuclear and nonnuclear warfare, and having offensive and defensive uses, the knowledge one will come away with from reading this handbook is invaluable.

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