Accession Number : ADD004079

Title :   Ejectable Fuze.

Descriptive Note : Patent,

Corporate Author : DEPARTMENT OF THE NAVY WASHINGTON D C

Personal Author(s) : Johnson,Clifford T ; McCubbin,Melvin J ; McInnis,Patrick M ; Mattis,Joseph F

Report Date : 10 May 1977

Pagination or Media Count : 3

Abstract : A warhead fuze is attached within the warhead casing in such a manner that pressure buildup will cause the fuze mechanism to be ejected from its housing. The fuze and its associated booster is contained in a cup attached to an end cap which may be threaded to receive a closure cap. The joint between the booster cup and the end cap is made in such a manner that pressure buildup within the cup will case the joint to fail with a resultant expulsion of said booster cup away from the main explosive cavity. (Author)

Descriptors :   *Patents, *Fuzes(Ordnance), *Warheads, Explosions, Boosters(Explosives), Safety, Ejection

Subject Categories : Safety Engineering
      Ammunition and Explosives

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE