Accession Number:

AD0367983

Title:

Warheads for Mauler Weapon System

Descriptive Note:

Technical Report

Corporate Author:

Feltman Research Labs Picatinny Arsenal United States

Report Date:

1958-11-01

Pagination or Media Count:

80.0

Abstract:

Three types of warheads were evaluated for the proposed Mauler systems pure blast, blast-fragmentation and continuous rod. The blast-fragmentation warhead was found to be the most effective for each contractors system. In optimizing the blast-fragmentation warhead, the following parameters were considered Fragment spray angle, fragment size, CM and the fuze delay. The target considered in this study was a fighter bomber of the MIG 17 type. The three types of warheads were evaluated using a Monte Carlo method of solution. The pure blast and blast-fragmentation warheads were evaluated analytically using the IBM 650 Digital Computer to obtain results and the C-R warhead was evaluated by means of a mechanical engagement simulator.

Subject Categories:

  • Antimissile Defense Systems
  • Guided Missile Warheads and Fuzes
  • Surface-Launched Guided Missiles

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE