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U.S. Army Explosives and Demolitions Handbook

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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; ...

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Overview

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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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781616080082
  • Publisher: Skyhorse Publishing
  • Publication date: 8/1/2010
  • Pages: 192
  • Sales rank: 422,866
  • Product dimensions: 5.50 (w) x 8.20 (h) x 0.60 (d)

Meet the Author

The U.S. Department of the Army is headquartered at the Pentagon in Arlington, Virginia, and authors The Soldier's Guide, The Complete Guide to Edible Wild Plants, U.S. Army Ranger Handbook, U.S. Army Hand-to-Hand Combat, U.S. Army First Aid Manual, U.S. Army Weapons Systems, U.S. Army Special Forces Handbook, U.S. Army Guide to Boobytraps, U.S. Army Explosives and Demolitions Handbook, U.S. Army Special Forces Guide to Unconventional Warfare, and U.S. Army Special Forces Medical Handbook.
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Table of Contents

Chapter 1 Demolition Materials

Section I Introduction 1-3 3

II Military explosives and special charges 4-28 3

III Demoliton accessories 29-41 22

Chapter 2 Firing Systems

Section I Nonelectric firing system 42-50 53

II Electric firing system 51-62 60

III Detonating cord priming 63-71 71

IV Dual firing systems 72-75 79

Chapter 3 Calculation and Placement of Charges

Section I Introduction 76-77 85

II Timber cutting charges 78-79 85

III Steel-cutting charges 80-83 87

IV Pressure charges 84-85 95

V Breaching charges 86-87 97

VI Cratering and ditching charges 88-94 99

VII Land clearing and quarrying charges 95-99 106

Chapter 4 Demolition Projects

Section I Demolition Plan 100-102 109

II Techniques common to most demolitions 103-105 122

III Bridge demolitions 106-126 123

IV Damaging transportation lines 121-126 141

V Damaging Communications systems 127-128 145

VI Destruction of buildings and installations 129-132 146

VII Destruction of equipment and supplies 133-137 147

Chapter 5 Safe Handling, Transportation, and Storage of Explosives

Section I General safety precautions 138-140 149

II Transportation, storage, and disposal 141-145 150

Appendix A References 153

B Metric Charge Calculations 154

C Use of Land Mines, Aerial Bombs, and Shells As Demolition Charges 157

D Summary of Explosive Calculation Formulas 160

E Power Requirements For Series Firing Circuit 162

F Special Demolition Materials And Techniques 166

Index 179

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