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Old December 8, 2012, 09:31 AM   #16
thallub
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Join Date: November 20, 2007
Location: South Western OK
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i managed the destruction of unserviceable US Army ammo in Saudi Arabia at the end of Desert Storm; some 15,000+ tons of it.

Among the ammo we destroyed was 750-1,000 tons of artillery propellant.

i've never had propellant detonate while burning. At KKMC we destroyed 10,000-40,000 pounds of artillery propellent in each burn. We laid the propellant out in long single lines: The primers were burned with small arms. IMO: So long as the stuff is not piled up it won't detonate.

Prior to my arrival at KKMC four US Army members were burned to death when a warrant officer piled propellant in a hole, drove up and threw a thermite grenade into the pile.
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