Accession Number:

ADD018435

Title:

Dual Mode Warhead.

Descriptive Note:

Patent, Filed 25 Aug 80, patented 18 Mar 97,

Corporate Author:

DEPARTMENT OF THE NAVY WASHINGTON DC

Report Date:

1997-03-18

Pagination or Media Count:

6.0

Abstract:

A dual mode warhead is provided for use against both soft and hard targets and capable of sensing which type of target has been struck comprising a casing made of a ductile material containing an explosive charge and a fuze assembly. The ductile warhead casing will mushroom and later split upon striking a hard target while still confining the explosive. Proper ductility and confinement are necessary for fuze sensing. The fuze assembly contains a pair of parallel firing trains, one initiated only by high and one by low impact deceicration. The firing train actuated by low impact deceleration contains a pyrotechnic delay to allow penetration of soft targets

Subject Categories:

  • Guided Missile Warheads and Fuzes

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE