Accession Number:

ADP005373

Title:

Safety Considerations for In-Line Mechanical Fuzes

Descriptive Note:

Corporate Author:

MATERIALS RESEARCH LABS ASCOT VALE (AUSTRALIA)

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1986-08-01

Pagination or Media Count:

11.0

Abstract:

Pyrotechnic Initiated Explosives PIE ammunition is considered to contain a mechanical in-line fuze. Such systems are in principle similar to unshuttered electrically and mechanically initiated explosive systems currently in serivce. Design principles have been proposed for mechanical in-line fuzes. Tests are in hand to evaluate Raufoss 20 mm MP70 ammunition against these principles to determine safety and suitability for service.

Subject Categories:

  • Safety Engineering
  • Ammunition and Explosives

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE