Accession Number : ADD010498

Title :   Percussion Initiated Spotting Charge.

Descriptive Note : Patent Application,

Corporate Author : DEPARTMENT OF THE ARMY WASHINGTON DC

Personal Author(s) : Betts,Robert E

Report Date : 29 Aug 1983

Pagination or Media Count : 9

Abstract : In accordance with this invention, a solid propellant rocket motor is provided with a motor closure head and with a percussion initiated spotting charge mounted on the motor closure head. The percussion initiated spotting charge includes a body made of a material sufficient for withstanding the acceleration forces and has a chamber with a pyrotechnic contained therein and said body has at one end thereof a lead material that is supported with a jacket material inside a front portion of the body structure and the lead structure has a percussion primer mounted at one end thereof and a chamber and hole communicates from the percussion primer to the pyrotechnic to cause the percussion primer to be communicated directly with the pyrotechnic and set the pyrotechnic charge off upon contacting a target. (Author)

Descriptors :   *Patent applications, *Spotting charges, *Arming devices, *Explosives initiators, *Rocket warheads, Ammunition components, Mechanical properties, Solid propellant rocket engines

Subject Categories : Pyrotechnics
      Rockets

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE