Accession Number:

ADD007561

Title:

Improved Booster.

Descriptive Note:

Patent Application,

Corporate Author:

DEPARTMENT OF THE NAVY WASHINGTON DC

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1980-07-03

Pagination or Media Count:

9.0

Abstract:

This invention provides a modification of the aforementioned Phoenix booster having improved safety characteristics in that the aforementioned plastic cup has been removed to allow the aluminum cup to fully assume the function of a rupturable diaphragm. The use of the aluminum cup as a rupturable diaphragm improves the safety characteristics of the booster in that, if flames do come into close proximity to the booster, the likelihood that the booster charge will cook-off rather than explode is increased. The booster of this invention consists of a housing, an explosive booster charge within the housing and an aluminum cup holding the explosive charge in place. Author

Subject Categories:

  • Ammunition and Explosives

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE