Accession Number : AD0163953

Title :   Apparatus and Method for Terrain Clearance.

Descriptive Note : Patent,

Corporate Author : DEPARTMENT OF THE NAVY WASHINGTON D C

Personal Author(s) : Sewell,Robert G. S. ; Halsey,Carl C.

Report Date : 13 MAR 1973

Pagination or Media Count : 4

Abstract : The patent relates to a rod expelling explosive apparatus used to clear bushes and trees from foliage covered terrain. The apparatus comprises a box containing a linear explosive charge and at least one rod which is forcefully expelled at high velocity when the charge is detonated. The method involves placing rod expelling apparatus on the ground in a position such that the rod or rods will be expelled in a predetermined desired direction at a trajectory just above ground level and detonating the charge.

Descriptors :   (*DEFORMABLE PROJECTILES, *PATENTS), PROPELLING CHARGES, TREES, REMOVAL, RODS

Subject Categories : Ammunition and Explosives

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE