Flashcards in Set B Vol 2 UREs Deck (100)
A requirement for military explosives is that raw materials must be
Volatility is the tendency of a substance to produce
What property of an explosive do we refer to by the word “hygroscopicity?”
Upon what factor does the rate of detonation depend?
Degree of confinement and loading density
What are the basic components of an explosive train?
Detonator, booster, and a bursting charge.
What does an explosive train booster do?
Detonates the main charge
How can you achieve an airburst with a general-purpose bomb?
Use a time action high-explosive (HE) train
What effect does more damage than the fragmentation effect of a specific bomb?
The penetrating action of a shaped charge is the result of the
shock wave and a jet of dense gas
The four factors that control the visibility of pyrotechnics are candlepower, color, weather, and
What are the classifications of pyrotechnics?
Illuminants, signals, combinations of signals and illuminants, and simulators.
When considering pyrotechnics, two types of effects for signals are
light and smoke.
What do the colored bands, letters, or patches on signal munitions indicate?
Color of the signal produced.
What pyrotechnic effect is produced by the AN–MK13 signal?
Smoke and flare.
When and where is the MK124 Mod 0 signal used?
Day or night, land or sea use.
How much light does the M127A1 signal produce?
What is the largest caliber ammunition that we classify as “small arms”?
What shotgun round is the exception to the gauging principle?
What hazard is involved in using blank ammunition?
The wad can cause injury.
What are the components of a typical small-arms cartridge?
Cartridge case, primer, bullet, and propellant
What substance is the explosive filler for the M30 practice grenade?
How far in front of an M18A1 mine do we consider inside the danger zone?
How far behind an M18A1 mine should personnel take cover before they fire it?
What mortar has a short range and a small explosive charge?
What device(s) do we use to detonate high explosives (HE)?
What device is used to initiate time fuse?
The M112 demo block is made of what substance?
The difference between commercial dynamite and military dynamite is that military dynamite does not contain
In what length is fire wire issued?