Accession Number : ADD003614

Title :   Warhead Casing.

Descriptive Note : Patent,

Corporate Author : DEPARTMENT OF THE NAVY WASHINGTON D C

Personal Author(s) : McCubbin,Melvin J ; Johnson,Clifford T ; Nakaishi,Curtis V

Report Date : 23 Nov 1976

Pagination or Media Count : 3

Abstract : A warhead casing is designed to protect the high explosive material therein from open fires or other sources of intense heat which might cause premature explosion of the warhead. The warhead casing is relieved throughout the greater part of its outer circumference and may be then counter-relieved over a slightly lesser distance. The relieved area is filled with an ablative material covered by a protective intumescent coating, for example, of fire resistant, impregnated cloth. (Author)

Descriptors :   *Patents, *Guided missile warheads, *Fire safety, *Protective coatings, Cook off, Fire resistant materials, Thermal insulation

Subject Categories : Combat Vehicles

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE