DID YOU KNOW? DTIC has over 3.5 million final reports on DoD funded research, development, test, and evaluation activities available to our registered users. Click HERE
to register or log in.
Safing and Arming Mechanism.
DEPARTMENT OF THE AIR FORCE WASHINGTON DC
Pagination or Media Count:
An out-of-line safing and arming mechanism includes an explosive chain having one link moveably mounted on a slider to be removed from the chain in a safing configuration and to be located in the chain in an arming configuration. A head prevents the slider from moving into an arming position and is attached to the slider by an annular connecting system which is stronger in tension and compression than it is in shear. The connecting section is broken by activation of an explosive charge which is located within the connecting section and generates forces tending to shear the connecting section and generates forces tending to shear the connecting section as well as forces tending to move the slider toward an arming position.
APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE