Abstract

A dual purpose fuze for a projectile which can activate a quantity of material selected from a group including high explosive, low explosive, propellant and pyrotechnic compounds. The fuze includes a charge holder having a socket therein facing the quantity of material to be activated. A fuze charge located in the socket has a depression in it so formed as to cause the fuze charge to explode in a jet directed outwardly from the socket of sufficiently high energy to activate a high explosive in a high explosive projectile, the fuze charge being sufficiently small to prevent rupture of containment for a propellant in a cargo projectile. The fuze further includes mechanisms for arming and detonating the fuze charge as well as for activating detonation. A safety mechanism is provided to prevent premature detonation of the fuze charge

Department(s)

Mining and Nuclear Engineering

Patent Application Number

US07/594,111

Patent Number

US5196646

Document Type

Patent

Document Version

Final Version

File Type

text

Language(s)

English

Rights

© 1993 The Curators of the University of Missouri, All rights reserved.

Publication Date

01 Jan 1993

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