Accession Number : AD0824297

Title :   WARHEADS OF SURFACE-TO-AIR GUIDED MISSILES,

Corporate Author : FOREIGN TECHNOLOGY DIV WRIGHT-PATTERSON AFB OH

Personal Author(s) : Roglic, S.

Report Date : 03 AUG 1967

Pagination or Media Count : 35

Abstract : The warheads of surface-to-air missiles such as cluster warheads and nuclear warheads, and their destructive capabilities are described. A detailed description of components such as the igniter, detonator, and high-explosive charge as well as description of the electric, radio-command, radar, infra-red, magnetic, and optical target-seeking and charge-activating systems, the safety and self-destruction devices is given. A separate chapter deals with nuclear and thermonuclear warheads. Technical and tactical characteristics, especially concerning the destruction radius, zone, isotropic and anisotropic effect of the high explosive warhead, and the shockwave, heat, and radiation effect of the nuclear warhead are given. Nuclear explosives in the 0.25 to 10 kiloton range are considered. Block diagrams of explosive and nuclear warheads, their components, system arrangements, and various patterns of explosives are presented. Some Soviet and Western types of surface-to-air missiles are named, among them the Soviet M-2, T-6, and T-8 SAMs.

Descriptors :   *SURFACE TO AIR MISSILES), (*NUCLEAR WARHEADS, CLUSTER WARHEADS, IGNITERS, DETONATORS, HIGH EXPLOSIVE AMMUNITION, HOMING DEVICES, SHOCK WAVES, DAMAGE, RADIATION EFFECTS, NUCLEAR EXPLOSIONS, YUGOSLAVIA.

Subject Categories : Guided Missile Warheads and Fuzes
      Surface-launched Guided Missiles

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE