Accession Number:

AD0836638

Title:

DEVELOPMENT OF THE ACTUATOR, DELAY WOX-27A,

Descriptive Note:

Corporate Author:

NAVAL ORDNANCE LAB WHITE OAK MD

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1961-09-05

Pagination or Media Count:

19.0

Abstract:

A hermetically sealed, electrically initiated 1-second delay actuator has been developed for use in the Depth Charge WOX-3. The actuator initiates a propellant capsule which operates a parachute release mechanism. The actuator is 1.030 inches long and 0.305 inch in diameter. It has a bridge resistance between 2.4 and 4.4 ohms and a calculated 0.99 probability of firing from an energy of 25,500 ergs by capacitor discharge at 40 volts. The actuator meets the standard Navy environmental and surveillance tests for similar material. Author

Subject Categories:

  • Patrol and Reconnaissance Aircraft
  • Military Operations, Strategy and Tactics
  • Ammunition and Explosives
  • Underwater Ordnance

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE