Accession Number : ADD009999

Title :   Warhead Safety and Ribbon Chute Holder.

Descriptive Note : Patent Application,

Corporate Author : DEPARTMENT OF THE ARMY WASHINGTON DC

Personal Author(s) : Looger,Lonnie L ; Smith,Gerald S

Report Date : 23 Dec 1982

Pagination or Media Count : 16

Abstract : A safety and arming device for a warhead having a ribbon chute thereon. The device is a clip which retains the ribbon chute in folded position atop the warhead. The clip includes four legs spaced 90 degrees apart which engage the ribbon chute. The legs are notched to permit a 'bobby pin' safety device to be inserted through the housing of the warhead igniter. The same leg is provided with a downwardly extending offset portion which engages a slider having a detonating charge thereon and prevents the slider from moving to an armed position e.g., prevents the detonating charge carried by the slider from moving under a firing pin of the igniter. A hole is provided in the leg to permit a second safety device, a pin, to be inserted therethrough and in locking engagement with the igniter housing. (Author)

Descriptors :   *Patent applications, *Safing and arming(Ordnance), *Bomblets, Warheads, Locking(Mechanics), Igniters, Firing pins, Parachutes, Deployment, Dispensers, Antitank ammunition

Subject Categories : Ammunition and Explosives

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE