Accession Number:

AD0736352

Title:

Electrical Output of M371A1 Lucky Assemblies for Different Impact Angles

Descriptive Note:

Corporate Author:

HARRY DIAMOND LABS ADELPHI MD

Report Date:

1971-12-01

Pagination or Media Count:

38.0

Abstract:

Laboratory measurements have been made to determine the energy output of piezoelectric Lucky elements used in the M371A1 HEAT round under impact at different angles between 0 and 65 deg. Massive steel projectiles are accelerated by a light-gas gun to 700 ftsec and impacted against fixed fuze spike assemblies containing the Lucky with the angle of impact being variable. The energy output from the Lucky into fixed resistor loads which simulated the T-21 detonator or actual T-21 detonators is determined from oscillographic records of the instantaneous voltage and current.

Subject Categories:

  • Ammunition and Explosives

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE