Accession Number:

ADD015547

Title:

Safe and Arm Device with Expansible Element in Liquid Explosive.

Descriptive Note:

Patent, Filed 30 Aug 91, patented 6 Oct 92,

Corporate Author:

DEPARTMENT OF THE NAVY WASHINGTON DC

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1992-10-06

Pagination or Media Count:

9.0

Abstract:

A safe and arm device, which has an explosive train interrupted by a void to establish a safe condition, has the void filled with a liquid explosive to establish an armed condition. The void may be in a device in which the liquid explosive is motivated by fluid pressure corresponding to free-fall or other velocities. The void may be a chamber portion filled with the liquid explosive by expansion of a bladder. Premature arming may be prevented by forming the explosive liquid from nonexplosive liquids mixed by rupture of a bladder or by melting a solid explosive.

Subject Categories:

  • Ammunition and Explosives
  • Guided Missile Launching and Basing Support

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE