Accession Number : AD0367983

Title :   Warheads for Mauler Weapon System

Descriptive Note : Final rept.,

Corporate Author : FELTMAN RESEARCH LABS PICATINNY ARSENAL DOVER N J

Personal Author(s) : Margolin ,M. J. ; Matzkowitz ,W. ; Koning ,J. ; Frank ,B. V. ; Weinstein,M.

Report Date : NOV 1958

Pagination or Media Count : 74

Abstract : Three types of warheads were evaluated for the proposed Mauler systems: pure blast, blast-fragmentation and continuous rod. The blast-fragmentation warhead was found to be the most effective for each contractor's system. In optimizing the blast-fragmentation warhead, the following parameters were considered: Fragment spray angle, fragment size, C/M and the fuze delay. The target considered in this study was a fighter bomber of the MIG 17 type. The three types of warheads were evaluated using a Monte Carlo method of solution. The pure blast and blast-fragmentation warheads were evaluated analytically using the IBM 650 Digital Computer to obtain results and the C-R warhead was evaluated by means of a mechanical engagement simulator. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*WEAPONS, EFFECTIVENESS) (U) SURFACE TO AIR MISSILES, GUIDED MISSILE WARHEADS, PERFORMANCE(ENGINEERING), CONTINUOUS ROD WARHEADS, BLAST, FRAGMENTATION AMMUNITION, DIGITAL COMPUTERS, COMPUTER PROGRAMMING, JET BOMBERS, AERIAL TARGETS, TERMINAL BALLISTICS, GUIDED MISSILE FUZES, KILL PROBABILITIES, MATHEMATICAL MODELS, GUIDED MISSILE TARGETS, VULNERABILITY, ANTIMISSILE DEFENSE SYSTEMS, MONTE CARLO METHOD, FRAGMENTATION

Subject Categories : Antimissile Defense Systems
      Guided Missile Warheads and Fuzes

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE