Accession Number : ADD002974

Title :   Mass Focus Explosive Layered Bomblet.

Descriptive Note : Patent,

Corporate Author : DEPARTMENT OF THE AIR FORCE WASHINGTON D C

Personal Author(s) : Rothman,Mathew

Report Date : 20 Jul 1976

Pagination or Media Count : 5

Abstract : The patent relates to a fragmentation bomblet, packaged as a close-ended steel right circular cylinder. It has an explosive train which is initiated along the periphery of the inner surface of the cylinder wall; a centrally located main charge; and a plurality of fragmentation-type plates parallel to each other, with an explosive layer between adjacent plates, and with the lowest of the plates forming the bottom of the cylinder.

Descriptors :   *Bomblets, *Fragmentation ammunition, *Patents, Antipersonnel ammunition, Explosive trains, Terminal ballistics, Lethality

Subject Categories : Aerial Bombs
      Ballistics

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE