Accession Number : ADD003305

Title :   Speed Controlled Second Event Launcher.

Descriptive Note : Patent,

Corporate Author : DEPARTMENT OF THE AIR FORCE WASHINGTON D C

Personal Author(s) : Wiedermann,Arne H

Report Date : 23 Nov 1976

Pagination or Media Count : 6

Abstract : The patent relates to a variable position launcher including a launch tube in which the second event (SE) package is placed. A positioning spring on the explosive side of the SE package urges it toward the muzzle end of the tube which is sealed with a frangible cover. A gas inlet operates to pressurize the muzzle end of the tube and apply a velocity dependent force on the SE package opposite the spring force so that the SE package opposite the spring force so that the SE package is accurately positioned within the tube thereby controlling the retrolaunch velocity. The invention relates to a liquid fuel air explosive device.

Descriptors :   *Fuel air explosives, *Detonators, *Patents, Launch tubes, Bursting charges, Speed regulators, Delay elements(Explosive)

Subject Categories : Ammunition and Explosives

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE