Accession Number : ADD009349

Title :   One Fin Orientation and Stabilization Device.

Descriptive Note : Patent Application,

Corporate Author : DEPARTMENT OF THE ARMY WASHINGTON DC

Personal Author(s) : Kline,Roy W

Report Date : 17 Mar 1982

Pagination or Media Count : 23

Abstract : An orientation and stabilization device for a submunition is disclosed. A low profile cylindrical submunition body has a single fin attached thereto at an asymmetrically located position with respect to the central axis of the cylindrical body. The fin is tip weighted in such a way that, when the submunition falls through the air, a constant spin and vertical velocity is established, with the major axis of the cylindrical body disposed at an angle to the descent path. (Author)

Descriptors :   *Patent applications, *Fin stabilized ammunition, *Submunitions, *Trajectories, Aerodynamic stability, Spinning(Motion), Vertical orientation, Velocity, Deceleration, Descent, Angle of arrival, Tilt, Antiarmor ammunition, Armor piercing ammunition, Cylindrical bodies, Blunt bodies

Subject Categories : Ammunition and Explosives

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE