Accession Number : ADD015368

Title :   Filamentary Composite Dual Wall Warhead.

Descriptive Note : Patent, Filed 5 Aug 91, patented 2 Jun 92,

Corporate Author : COURTNEY AND CO PHILADELPHIA PA

Personal Author(s) : Henderson, William M ; Garnett, Charles R ; Wilson, Leonard T

Report Date : 02 Jun 1992

Pagination or Media Count : 7

Abstract : The conventional missile warhead is replaced by a dual wall composite fragmenting warhead. This design consists of two concentric composite shells which sandwich a layer of fragmentation material. All missile structural loads are carried by the shells. The warhead is connected to the rest of the missile through end joints rigidly attached to the shells.

Descriptors :   *PATENTS, *FRAGMENTATION WARHEADS, *COMPOSITE MATERIALS, *SANDWICH CONSTRUCTION, FRAGMENTATION, MATERIALS, REST, WALLS, WARHEADS, FILAMENTS, GUIDED MISSILE WARHEADS, COMPOSITE STRUCTURES, SHELLS(STRUCTURAL FORMS)

Subject Categories : Guided Missile Warheads and Fuzes
      Laminates and Composite Materials
      Structural Engineering and Building Technology

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE