Accession Number : ADD007708

Title :   Shaped Charge Device.

Descriptive Note : Patent,

Corporate Author : DEPARTMENT OF THE ARMY WASHINGTON DC

Personal Author(s) : Grace,Fred I

Report Date : 12 Feb 1980

Pagination or Media Count : 5

Abstract : A shaped charge device for a projectile has a nested structure which provides a relatively long lethal jet. The device employs a body of explosive material having a hollow formed therein. A sheath formed of ductile material is mounted within that hollow. Coaxially mounted within the sheath is an elongated casing. The casing which is formed of ductile material is spaced from the sheath. A layer of material is interposed between the sheath and casing. Upon detonation of the body of explosive material, the casing violently collapses to form a lethal jet. (Author)

Descriptors :   *Patents, *Shaped charge jets, Lethality, Coaxial configurations, Ductility, Armor piercing ammunition, High velocity, Conical bodies, Cavities, Deformable projectiles

Subject Categories : Ammunition and Explosives

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE