Accession Number:

AD0163894

Title:

Two Stage Impact Fuze.

Descriptive Note:

Patent,

Corporate Author:

DEPARTMENT OF THE AIR FORCE WASHINGTON D C

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1972-07-25

Pagination or Media Count:

7.0

Abstract:

The patent relates to a two-stage omni-directional impact fuze having a firing pin assembly and a rotor containing a detonator. A pressure actuated locking arm assembly allows for the rotation of the rotor to the first stage arming position, while the removal of a wind tab allows for the rotation of the rotor to the second stage or fully armed position. In this position under impact in any direction a spherical weight located adjacent to the firing pin assembly causes movement thereof against the detonator and subsequent detonation of the fuze. It is this pressure actuation in conjunction with two-stage arming and omni-directional impact detonation which makes this fuze extremely safe and reliable in operation.

Subject Categories:

  • Ammunition and Explosives

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE