Accession Number:

AD0435969

Title:

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

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Corporate Author:

NAVAL ORDNANCE LAB WHITE OAK MD

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Report Date:

1961-06-30

Pagination or Media Count:

20.0

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

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APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE