Accession Number : ADD004838

Title :   Stab-Initiated Explosive Device Containing a Single Explosive Charge.

Descriptive Note : Patent,

Corporate Author : DEPARTMENT OF THE NAVY WASHINGTON D C

Personal Author(s) : Scott,Calvin L ; Leopold,Howard S

Report Date : 24 May 1977

Pagination or Media Count : 3

Abstract : This patent describes an explosive device having utility as a stab-initiated detonator or primer which comprises a container for housing an explosive charge, and a single explosive charge consisting of from about 90 percent to about 98 percent by weight of mercuric-5-nitrotetrazole and from about 2 percent to about 10 percent by weight of tetracene, housed within the container.

Descriptors :   *Patents, *Explosive charges, *Detonators, Primers, Explosives, Ignition, Sensitivity, Cycloalkanes, Azoles

Subject Categories : Ammunition and Explosives

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE