Accession Number:

ADD008995

Title:

Non-Ablative Projectile Heat Sensitive Nose.

Descriptive Note:

Patent Application,

Corporate Author:

DEPARTMENT OF THE ARMY WASHINGTON DC

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1981-07-31

Pagination or Media Count:

7.0

Abstract:

A non-ablative heat sensitive nose cap uses a highly conductive solid forward ogive and rear segmented ogive member, in contact with a low melting point locking ring which is thermally isolated from the main projectile body. The locking ring holds the rear ogive segments together until the desired time for projectile-break. Break-up occurs when a zinc alloy locking ring fails under the combined influence of decreasing yield strength and centrifugal force due to launch and free flight imposed spin. Author

Subject Categories:

  • Ammunition and Explosives

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE