Safe and Arm Device with Expansible Element in Liquid Explosive.
Patent, Filed 30 Aug 91, patented 6 Oct 92,
DEPARTMENT OF THE NAVY WASHINGTON DC
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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.
- Ammunition and Explosives
- Guided Missile Launching and Basing Support