Accession Number : ADD004270
Title : Anti-Compromise Device.
Descriptive Note : Patent,
Corporate Author : DEPARTMENT OF THE NAVY WASHINGTON D C
Personal Author(s) : Johnson,Clifford T ; McCubbin,Melvin J
Report Date : 05 Jul 1977
Pagination or Media Count : 3
Abstract : According to the present invention, the forward bulkhead of a warhead is formed with a central bulge by a process which does not cause hardening of the metal. Because of the shape and character of the metal in the bulkhead, when the warhead is exploded the detonation shock front will cause hydrodynamic fluid flow of the bulkhead metal. Under these circumstances, the metal on the side opposite the explosive is fluid and flows toward a central juncture and forms a jet at this point. This jet of metal passes forward through the guidance and control section of the missile carrying the warhead to insure that the guidance mechanism is effectively destroyed.
Descriptors : *Patents, *Self destruct devices, *Guidance, Guided missile warheads, Bulkheads, Shaped charges, Fluid flow
Subject Categories : Guided Missile Warheads and Fuzes
Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE