Accession Number:

AD0768093

Title:

Modified M530A1 Fuze for Short-Range Man-Portable Antitank Weapons Technology (SMAWT)

Descriptive Note:

Technical memo.

Corporate Author:

HARRY DIAMOND LABS ADELPHI MD

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1973-06-01

Pagination or Media Count:

23.0

Abstract:

The report describes the status of a program to modify the M530A1 Fuze for use with SMAWT warheads. Principal modifications consist of providing a second environmental sensor to satisfy requirements of MIL-STD-1316A, and providing crush switch initiation rather than piezoelectric initiation to improve reliability on impact with nonconventional armor. This work has been extremely successful thirty-five modified M530A1 fuzes have been tested for arming and for impact function in the MICOM rocket delivery system, with all units functioning properly.

Subject Categories:

  • Ammunition and Explosives

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE