Explosive Initiator Device.
DEPARTMENT OF THE NAVY WASHINGTON D C
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The patent relates to a device for simultaneously transferring a single explosive detonation from an initial detonation point to a plurality of detonation points. The device comprises four circular plates arranged in a stacked configuration with each plate including an arrangement of intersecting slots in which lengths of heat resistant mild detonating cord are positioned terminating in explosive booster ends. The explosive booster end of each detonating cord is positioned superjacently to the point of intersection of an arrangement of slots in a subjacent plate. In a preferred embodiment, the uppermost plate has four explosive terminations, the plate subjacent thereto sixteen, the next subjacent plate fifty-two with the lowermost plate having fifty-two explosive charges.
- Ammunition and Explosives