Accession Number : ADB001308

Title :   Design and Development of FZU-32/B Bomb Fuze Initiator

Descriptive Note : Final rept. 23 Jun 1972-15 Nov 1973

Corporate Author : FAIRCHILD CAMERA AND INSTRUMENT CORP SYOSSET NY

Personal Author(s) : Miazza, John

PDF Url : ADB001308

Report Date : May 1974

Pagination or Media Count : 48

Abstract : The primary objective of this program was to develop a cost effective, production engineered FZU-24/B Bomb Fuze Initiator. The initiator is an electric generating device which, when installed in the fuze charging well of general purpose bombs, is capable of deriving energy from the airstream passing the bomb in free fall and converting the energy into electric energy suitable for powering a bomb fuze. The objective was to be accomplished by means of a production engineering effort carried through the evolution of design, fabrication, assembly, test, and evaluation. The baseline for the design was Harry Diamond Laboratories' Drawing No. 11716160. A quantity of 60 units was fabricated and tested, in accordance with the production engineered design. After some additional redesign to correct identified deficiencies, 220 units were fabricated. These units were subjected to environmental, wind tunnel, and flight testing and performance requirements were met. The final unit design was designated the FZU-32/B Bomb Fuze Initiator.

Descriptors :   *BOMB FUZES, AIR FLOW, AIR INTAKES, ALTERNATORS, COST EFFECTIVENESS, ELECTRIC FUZES(ORDNANCE), FREE DROPPING, GENERAL PURPOSE BOMBS, GENERATORS, LOW DRAG, PROXIMITY FUZES, TURBINES, WIND TUNNEL TESTS

Subject Categories : Electric Power Production and Distribution
      Ammunition and Explosives

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE