Accession Number : ADD009968

Title :   Shaped Charge Warhead Construction.

Descriptive Note : Patent Application,

Corporate Author : DEPARTMENT OF THE ARMY WASHINGTON DC

Personal Author(s) : Adimari,Louis J

Report Date : 03 Sep 1982

Pagination or Media Count : 9

Abstract : A shaped charge warhead comprises a fragmenting wall defining a space which contains a shaped charge liner that is conical in shape having a large diameter base. The space between the liner and wall is filled with high explosive with a portion of the space adjacent the liner base being disposed by a support ring which interconnects the linear base with the wall. The reduction of explosive near the line of base and the provision of the supporting ring improves the velocity configuration of a jet formed by the exploding warhead in that the velocity of the jet tail is reduced with respect to the velocity of the jet tip. The jet thus formed has increased an attrition capacity for antimaterial purposes.

Descriptors :   *Patent applications, *Shaped charge warheads, *Explosive warheads, *Fragmentation warheads, Antimateriel ammunition, Antipersonnel ammunition, Cavity liners, Walls, Rings, High explosives, Shaped charge jets, Conical bodies, Diameters, Antitank ammunition, Interior ballistics

Subject Categories : Ammunition and Explosives
      Ballistics

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE