Accession Number : ADD007717

Title :   Hand Grenade Fuze with Self-Induced Spin for Arming.

Descriptive Note : Patent,

Corporate Author : DEPARTMENT OF THE ARMY WASHINGTON DC

Personal Author(s) : Kosonocky,Stephan ; Israels,Sylvan H

Report Date : 18 Sep 1979

Pagination or Media Count : 11

Abstract : A hand grenade is provided with a fuze comprising: a firing means, means including two centrifugally-operated elements movably carried by the grenade housing for arming the firing means, means including an inertia member rotatable relative to the housing and a torsion spring between the inertia member and the housing for spinning the housing to operate the arming elements, and manually-held safety means for preventing arming until the grenade is thrown. Two disclosed embodiments have different arming and firing means with substantially the same spinning means. (Author)

Descriptors :   *Patents, *Grenade fuzes, Self operation, Spinning(Motion), Arming devices, Housings, Inertia, Manual operation, Springs, Firing pins, Performance(Engineering), Specifications

Subject Categories : Ammunition and Explosives

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE