Accession Number : ADD004548

Title :   Munition Dispersion by Interstitial Propelling Charges.

Descriptive Note : Patent,

Corporate Author : DEPARTMENT OF THE AIR FORCE WASHINGTON D C

Personal Author(s) : Whiting,Richard A

Report Date : 20 Dec 1977

Pagination or Media Count : 5

Abstract : This invention involves a means for dispersing submunitions from a cluster weapons system by utilizing a foamed propellant dispersion concept. The concept provides for the forced dispersion of clustered submunitions by high pressure gases generated rapidly and directly in the interstices of the submunition cluster by the controlled detonation of a propellant mixture containing cyclotetramethylenetetranitramine in a polyurethane foam. (Author)

Descriptors :   *Cluster weapons, *Patents, Polyurethane resins, Expanded plastics, High pressure, Propelling charges, Bombs

Subject Categories : Ammunition and Explosives

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE