Accession Number : ADD003398

Title :   High Explosive Launcher System.

Descriptive Note : Patent,

Corporate Author : DEPARTMENT OF THE AIR FORCE WASHINGTON D C

Personal Author(s) : Bilek,Andrew G

Report Date : 28 Dec 1976

Pagination or Media Count : 6

Abstract : The patent relates to a cloud detonation initiator on a fuel-air-explosive (FAE) weapon in the form of a high-explosive retrolauncher attached thereto wherein a plurality of gun tubes each deploy an explosive grenade rearwardly to compensate for the forward motion of the FAE weapon. The grenades are essentially stopped in space as the cloud forms around them. The retrolauncher includes a plurality of different size charges in operative communication with a single chamber so that the velocity of the grenades can be controlled within a predetermined range by selectively detonating the charges singly and in combination.

Descriptors :   *Fuel air explosives, *Explosives initiators, *Grenade launchers, *Patents, Delay elements(Explosive), Explosive charges, Trajectories

Subject Categories : Ammunition and Explosives

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE