Accession Number : ADD012625

Title :   Safing and Arming Mechanism.

Descriptive Note : Patent,

Corporate Author : DEPARTMENT OF THE AIR FORCE WASHINGTON DC

Personal Author(s) : Giladett,Leo V

Report Date : 28 Oct 1986

Pagination or Media Count : 5

Abstract : An out-of-line safing and arming mechanism includes an explosive chain having one link moveably mounted on a slider to be removed from the chain in a safing configuration and to be located in the chain in an arming configuration. A head prevents the slider from moving into an arming position and is attached to the slider by an annular connecting system which is stronger in tension and compression than it is in shear. The connecting section is broken by activation of an explosive charge which is located within the connecting section and generates forces tending to shear the connecting section and generates forces tending to shear the connecting section as well as forces tending to move the slider toward an arming position.

Descriptors :   *PATENTS, *ARMING DEVICES, *SAFING AND ARMING(ORDNANCE), ACTIVATION, CONNECTORS, EXPLOSIVE CHARGES, ALIGNMENT, EXPLOSIVE TRAINS, EXPLOSIVE ACTUATORS

Subject Categories : Ammunition and Explosives

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE