Accession Number : ADD005205

Title :   Controlled Depth of Burial Penetrator.

Descriptive Note : Patent,

Corporate Author : DEPARTMENT OF THE AIR FORCE WASHINGTON D C

Personal Author(s) : Tomasetti,Thomas A

Report Date : 23 May 1978

Pagination or Media Count : 5

Abstract : This patent is on a controlled depth of burial penetrator having a front and rear section. These sections are secured together with the leading edge or nose of the rear section being at approximately 45 deg with respect to a line drawn along the longitudinal axis of the penetrator. The front section contains a separating charge which at a predetermined time after impact separates the front and rear sections. Subsequently the rear section is thrust off in a direction different from said first section thereby effecting its controlled depth of penetration within the earth.

Descriptors :   *Patents, *Penetration aids, *Depth control, Underground, Warheads, Kinetic energy projectiles, Terminal ballistics, Impact

Subject Categories : Ammunition and Explosives

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE