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The Air Force Weapons Laboratory attempted to make 100 time-of- arrival measurements on Pre-DIRECT COURSE. With an 88 percent success rate, the detonation wave propagation within the charge was measured. The top and bottom hemispheres detonated at two different rates. However, the detonation velocities were well within the existing data base for Ammonium-Nitrate Fuel Oil charges. One large jet was observed on the charge but its location should not have caused any problems for ground level measurements. Twenty experimental time-of-arrival crystals were also fielded; however, the results are skeptical due to the grounding system of the support structure.



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