Variable Energy Explosive Driver.
DEPARTMENT OF THE NAVY WASHINGTON D C
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The patent relates to an apparatus for providing a variable explosive energy source. The apparatus has an outer annular body with a wall containing a plurality of radial explosive chambers. A rotatable circular body positioned within the annular body and concentric with its axis allows 360 degree mechanical rotation to bring an explosive train in intimate contact with a desired number of the explosive chambers. A squib device located within the circular body is electrically actuated to ignite an explosive train causing detonation of a predetermined number of the explosive chambers which are in contact with the explosive train. The device can be used to provide energy to gas generators.
- Ammunition and Explosives