Accession Number : AD0499508

Title :   Warheads for Air Target Guided Missiles; Testing of. Rod-Expelling Warhead No. 135; Fragmentation Test of.

Descriptive Note : Partial rept. no. 42 and Final rept.,

Corporate Author : NAVAL PROVING GROUND DAHLGREN VA

Personal Author(s) : Philipchuk, V.

Report Date : 29 APR 1952

Pagination or Media Count : 16

Abstract : This test was conducted to determine the fragmentation characteristics of rod-expelling Warhead No. 135. The warhead contained 66 hexagonal rods (13 in. long), a plastic fairing, and a 13.5 in. central column of 0.430 in. diameter tetryl. When statically detonated, rod-expelling Warhead No. 135 produced: a median rod velocity of 150 ft./sec; only slight distortion of the rods; and rods approximately 6 deg. apart about the warhead circumference. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*GUIDED MISSILE WARHEADS, FRAGMENTATION), RODS, TERMINAL BALLISTICS, VELOCITY, SCATTERING, DISTORTION, EJECTION, AERIAL TARGETS, FRAGMENTATION AMMUNITION, AMMUNITION FRAGMENTS, TETRYL, DETONATIONS, EXPLOSIVE CHARGES, ANTIAIRCRAFT AMMUNITION, SURFACE TO AIR MISSILES.

Subject Categories : Guided Missile Warheads and Fuzes
      Explosions
      Ballistics

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE