Design, Development, and Fabrication of the FMU-26/B and FMU-26A/B Bomb Fuzes.
Final rept. 13 Jun 62-30 Sep 67,
HONEYWELL INC HOPKINS MN ORDNANCE DIV
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The work described in this document was performed in compliance with the scope of work as specified in Contract AF 08635-2850 tendered Honeywell Ordnance Division on 13 June 1962. All phases of a complete development program were carried out in order to achieve the goal of developing a safe, highly reliable fuze compatible with available subsonic and supersonic delivery systems. The final result of this development program was a multi-purpose fuze operable in three different modes impact short-delay, impact medium-delay, and airburst. Fuzes were subjected to every environmental, functional, and safety test for development of fuzes required by the Air Force and by the contract. A program for the development of fuzes incorporating a retard-mode capability into the fuze was conducted, but the mode could not be included without extensive fuze redesign. Several recommendations were made by the contractor to expend additional efforts under the production program to effect the following loading simplification, battery firing device simplification or integration, safing and arming mechanism simplification, and general safety improvements. Author
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