Accession Number : AD0435969


Title :   THE DEVELOPMENT OF A STAB-INITIATED, HERMETICALLY SEALED DELAY DETONATOR (DETONATOR WOX-58A),


Corporate Author : NAVAL ORDNANCE LAB WHITE OAK MD


Personal Author(s) : LEOPOLD,Howard S


Report Date : 30 Jun 1961


Pagination or Media Count : 20


Abstract : A stab-initiated, hermetically-sealed, delay detonator has been developed for use in the Depth Charge WOX-3A. This detonator has an overall length of 2.303 in. and a diameter of 0.500 in. It has a nominal delay, at room temperature, of 5.3 seconds with a standard deviation less than 0.09 second. It operates reliably over the temperature range -65 F to +160 F with an average delay time variation changing from 5.7 to 5.0 seconds. Its design is such that the delay composition. It produces an average mils with a standard deviation less than 0.39 mils. It passes the environmental tests: MIL-STD-300, MIL-STD-301, MIL-STD-304, MIL-STD-305, MIL-STD353, and TN 1441-Via. It fails to pass environmental tests MIL-STD-302 (forty-foot drop); but, since there is an interruption system between this detonator and the main charge, this does not rule out use of the detonator in the Depth Charge WOX-3A. (Author)


Descriptors :   *DETONATORS , DEPTH BOMBS , DELAY ELEMENTS(EXPLOSIVE) , TEMPERATURE , HUMIDITY


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE