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Precursor Warhead Attachment for an Anti-Armor Rocket
Patent Application, Filed 15 Jul 98,
DEPARTMENT OF THE NAVY WASHINGTON DC
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A precursor warhead for a high-explosive, anti-armor HEAA warhead is provided. The precursor warhead is a cylindrically-shaped attachment adapted for a friction fit over the nose cone of existing HEAA warheads. The precursor warhead has an instantaneous fuse which initiates a precursor penetrator which causes early detonation of reactive armor, thereby protecting the main charge and penetrator on the HEAA round from damage. The precursor warhead replaces the existing crush switch on the HEAA round and also initiates, with appropriate time delay, the main explosive charge.
APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE