Accession Number : AD0164453

Title :   Two-Stage Arming Mechanism.

Descriptive Note : Patent,

Corporate Author : DEPARTMENT OF THE AIR FORCE WASHINGTON D C

Personal Author(s) : Lindberg,Charles W.

Report Date : 31 JUL 1973

Pagination or Media Count : 6

Abstract : The patent relates to a two-stage arming mechanism for a spin-to-arm munition. This arming mechanism contains two arming means therein which must be activated in sequence in order to fully arm the mechanism. The first means is actuated by spin velocity, while the second means is activated by angular deceleration which occurs during ground impact. Unless both conditions are met in the proper sequence the arming mechanism will not fully arm.

Descriptors :   *Arming devices, *Patents, Bombs, Fuze functioning elements, Rotors, Spinning(MOTION)

Subject Categories : Ammunition and Explosives

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE