Accession Number:

ADD009349

Title:

One Fin Orientation and Stabilization Device.

Descriptive Note:

Patent Application,

Corporate Author:

DEPARTMENT OF THE ARMY WASHINGTON DC

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1982-03-17

Pagination or Media Count:

23.0

Abstract:

An orientation and stabilization device for a submunition is disclosed. A low profile cylindrical submunition body has a single fin attached thereto at an asymmetrically located position with respect to the central axis of the cylindrical body. The fin is tip weighted in such a way that, when the submunition falls through the air, a constant spin and vertical velocity is established, with the major axis of the cylindrical body disposed at an angle to the descent path. Author

Subject Categories:

  • Ammunition and Explosives

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE