Accession Number:

AD0429314

Title:

FUZE, PIBD, T278E8

Descriptive Note:

Summary rept.

Corporate Author:

HARRY DIAMOND LABS ADELPHI MD

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1963-10-30

Pagination or Media Count:

50.0

Abstract:

Development and performance of the T278E8 pointinitiated, base- detonating PIBD fuze are summarized. The fuze standardized M530A1 was designed primarily for use in the M371 90-mm recoilless HEAT cartridge, but may also be used in other low and intermediate velocity HEAT shell whose drag does not exceed about 20 g. The performance characteristics of the T278E8 are compared with those of the M509E6 and M530 standard electric PIBD fuzes. These fuzes, which have been available for HEAT ammunition in the 76- to 120-mm range, are essentially similar in basic design and operation to the T278E8. The major difference is that the T278E8 fuze provides a minimum of 30 ft delayed arming in the M371 round, a feature that is not attainable by the other standard PIBD fuzes.

Subject Categories:

  • Ammunition and Explosives

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE