Accession Number : AD0165001

Title :   Explosive Charge.

Descriptive Note : Patent,

Corporate Author : DEPARTMENT OF THE NAVY WASHINGTON D C

Personal Author(s) : Finnegan,William G. ; Burkardt,Lohr A. ; McLean,William B. ; McEwan,William S. ; Larocca,Edward W.

Report Date : 03 JUL 1973

Pagination or Media Count : 4

Abstract : The patent relates to a dual explosive charge comprising concentric layers of differing detonation velocity compositions for use against armoured targets, in underwater ordnance and for cratering. The charge consists of a core composed of a composition having a detonation velocity of less than 5,000 meters per second and an annulus having a detonation velocity above 5,000 meters per second.

Descriptors :   *Explosive charges, *Patents, Chemical composition, Detonations, Aluminized explosives, Plastic explosives

Subject Categories : Ammunition and Explosives

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE