Accession Number : ADD002498

Title :   Linear Shaped Charge Warhead.

Descriptive Note : Patent,

Corporate Author : DEPARTMENT OF THE NAVY WASHINGTON D C

Personal Author(s) : Cordle,Paul E ; McCubbin,Melvin J

Report Date : 27 Jan 1976

Pagination or Media Count : 4

Abstract : The patent relates to a large warhead explosive provided with a metal liner having longitudinal corrugations. The shape of the liner causes the warhead to deliver concentrated amounts of energy to targets at some distance from the point of detonation. This energy is in the form of hypervelocity fragment beams produced by what is known as Monroe effect caused by the jetting of the liner as the detonation wave front progresses along the warhead.

Descriptors :   *Shaped charge warheads, *Cavity liners, *Patents, Shaped charges, Shaped charge jets, Detonation waves

Subject Categories : Ammunition and Explosives

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE