Accession Number : ADD007939

Title :   Fuze Mine Anti-Personnel.

Descriptive Note : Patent,

Corporate Author : DEPARTMENT OF THE ARMY WASHINGTON DC

Personal Author(s) : Messineo,Joseph R ; Lehwald,George F

Report Date : 13 May 1980

Pagination or Media Count : 5

Abstract : This invention relates to an anti-personnel mine fuze, and more particulary to a mine fuze which functions under personnel loads only; existing fuzes of this type usually function under personnel as well as tank or vehicular loads. The presnet invention is designed to provide a mechanical means of discriminating between personnel and combat vehicle loads such that anti-personnel mine fields cannot be cleared by the passing of enemy combat vehicles or similar mine clearing equipment. The present in invention is also designed to remain armed after the passing of combat vehicles, thus providing an effective weapon against its intended target, namely enemy personnel following these vehicles. With minor modification, the fuze will also provide a suitable fuzing mechanism for a pressure-release type booby trap.

Descriptors :   *Patents, *Mine fuzes, Antipersonnel mines, Target discrimination

Subject Categories : Ammunition and Explosives

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE