DEVELOPMENT OF EXPERIMENTAL MULTI-POINT, SIMULTANEOUSLY-INITIATED, UNDERWATER LINE CHARGES
NAVAL ORDNANCE LAB WHITE OAK MD
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The development is described of 2 line charges and the initiators for them. The charges were made for a research program on explosive echo ranging. The line charges consisted of a primacord initiated at a number of points simultaneously by a T detonator and b a commercial plastic explosive in the form of a rod also initiated simultaneously at a number of points by the central initiation of strands of mild detonating fuse. Simultaneity of initiation between points was about 1.5 microsec for both systems. The practical construction details for the charges and the initiators are described.
- Underwater Ordnance