CHARGE DEMOLITION No. 14, 11 Ibs
GENERAL :
The charge is designed to meet the requirements of a device that can be used by a minimum of personnel in the shortest possible time to demolish steel bridges. The charge is most effectively used in this role in the form of a necklace fitted round every member of the bridge at about every third span.

The charge is not designed for use under water and only poor results would be obtained. Its performance is, however, unaffected after storage under water for any reasonable period. This ammunition is manufactured for Government of India, Ministry of Defence Specification No. IA-965 and Drawing No. TX 16 GF.
PHYSICAL CHARACTERISTICS :

Overall dimension

252 mm x 250 mm x 133 mm

Type of explosive filled

RDX/TNT 50:50

Mass of empty charge

4.1 kgs

Mass of filled charge

9.29 kgs

Net explosive content
Including C.E pellet

5.1 kgs

 
PERFORMANCE CHARACTERISTICS :

Means of initiation

By Cordtex or Detonator No.27 or Detonator No. 33 (electric)

Penetration in mild steel

127.0 mm

 
SPECIAL FEATURES :
The charge is most effectively used to demolish steel bridges in the shortest possible time with minimum number of personnel.

QUALITY :
The raw materials used for components are tested by Independent Quality Assurance Wing. During manufacturing stages, quality surveillance, both by producer and Army's representatives, are provided. The filled charges are tested statically for (a) Functioning and (b) Penetration (every 10th lot).

SAFETY :
The charges are fairly insensitive to shock and friction during normal rough handling whilst transported and trans-shipped.

RELIABILITY :
Due to its sound design and careful manufacture, the charges can be used under any condition.

SHELF LIFE :
The shelf life of this ammunition is 30 years.

PACKING :
5 charges are packed in one steel box C-235 alongwith the following components:

a)

Clamp demolition Necklace Mk-1

2 Nos.

b)

Link adjustable demolition Necklace Mk-1

2 Nos.

c)

Wire Nail 150 mm

10 Nos.

 
STOWAGE DIMENSION :

Packing box size

1178 mm x 315 mm x 162 mm

Gross weight

68.02 kgs

Net weight

46.0 kgs

Volume

0.060 cu.m

 
HAZARD CLASSIFICATION :

Charge is classified in compatibility group

D

Hazard Division

1.1

Fire fighting

1

Contact :

Marketing & Export Division
Ordnance Factory Board
Ayudh Bhawan
Government of India
Ministry of Defence
10A, S. K. Bose Road, Kolkata – 700 001, India.

Tel: 0091-33-2248 9027 / 2248 2103 / 2248 5077-80
Fax : 0091-33-2248 1748/2210 8235
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