Accession Number : ADD007177

Title :   Universal Firing Device.

Descriptive Note : Patent Application,

Corporate Author : DEPARTMENT OF THE NAVY WASHINGTON DC

Personal Author(s) : Rudeen,James C

Report Date : 31 Jan 1979

Pagination or Media Count : 12

Abstract : In an aircraft munition, an initiator and firing device is used to sequentially start a chemical reaction and deploy guidance fins. Rotation of an end piece compresses a spring until a release mechanism allows the stored up energy to force a firing pin into a primer cartridge. (Author)

Descriptors :   *Patent applications, *Firing mechanisms(Weapon), *Weapon systems, *Aircraft, Air launched, Separation, Ballistics, State of the art, Fins, Deployment, Release mechanisms

Subject Categories : Guns

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE