Accession Number : ADD017560

Title :   Method of Producing a Controlled Fragmentation Warhead Case.

Descriptive Note : Patent, Filed 21 Mar 94, patented 30 May 95,

Corporate Author : DEPARTMENT OF THE NAVY WASHINGTON DC

Personal Author(s) : Koontz, Robert A ; Hayes, Kenneth R

Report Date : 30 May 1995

Pagination or Media Count : 4

Abstract : An improved method of producing a controlled fragmentation warhead case by embedding an expanded metal liner on the interior surface of a casing for a warhead or other ordnance device. The process of embedding an expanded metal liner into the casing during the forming of the casing produces a controlled fragmentation grid on the interior surface of the easing. The improved method of producing a controlled fragmentation warhead ease is particularly suitable for weapon systems employing large, unitary warheads.

Descriptors :   *PATENTS, *WARHEADS, CONTROL, METALS, WARFARE, WEAPON SYSTEMS, GRIDS, SURFACES, LININGS, INTERNAL, EMBEDDING, EXPANSION, ORDNANCE, FRAGMENTATION WARHEADS

Subject Categories : Ammunition and Explosives

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE