Accession Number : ADD014982

Title :   Selective Point Detonation/Delay Explosive Train Device.

Descriptive Note : Patent, Filed 14 Feb 83, patented 25 Jun 91,

Corporate Author : DEPARTMENT OF THE NAVY WASHINGTON DC

Personal Author(s) : Marion, Richard

Report Date : 25 Jun 1991

Pagination or Media Count : 8

Abstract : This patent discloses a projectile fuze device selectively adjustable to allow either point detonation (PD) or delayed detonation of the explosive charge of a projectile upon impact with the target. In the PD option the selector assembly permits the centrifugal movement of the alignment assembly during projectile flight to align the PD detonator in the fuze explosive train. In the delayed detonation option the delay detonator in the alignment assembly is aligned in the fuze explosive train prior to firing with subsequent centrifugal movement prevented by the selector assembly.

Descriptors :   ALIGNMENT, ASSEMBLY, CENTRIFUGAL FIELDS, DELAY ELEMENTS(EXPLOSIVE), DETONATIONS, DETONATORS, EXPLOSIVE CHARGES, EXPLOSIVE TRAINS, FUZES(ORDNANCE), PATENTS, PROJECTILE FUZES, PROJECTILE TRAJECTORIES

Subject Categories : Ammunition and Explosives

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE