Accession Number:

ADD005205

Title:

Controlled Depth of Burial Penetrator.

Descriptive Note:

Patent,

Corporate Author:

DEPARTMENT OF THE AIR FORCE WASHINGTON D C

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1978-05-23

Pagination or Media Count:

5.0

Abstract:

This patent is on a controlled depth of burial penetrator having a front and rear section. These sections are secured together with the leading edge or nose of the rear section being at approximately 45 deg with respect to a line drawn along the longitudinal axis of the penetrator. The front section contains a separating charge which at a predetermined time after impact separates the front and rear sections. Subsequently the rear section is thrust off in a direction different from said first section thereby effecting its controlled depth of penetration within the earth.

Subject Categories:

  • Ammunition and Explosives

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE