Ammunition and explosives – Projectiles – Composite
102377, 102518, F42B 1306
A retainer mechanism for releasably securing a kinetic energy penetrator to he forward end of a missile while the missile is stored, transported and subsequently fired at a target such as a tank. The retainer releases the penetrator in flight responsive to acceleration acting on the missile, to reduce drag on the penetrator in its travel to the target.
patent: 2655105 (1953-10-01), Hansche
patent: 3377952 (1968-04-01), Crockett
patent: 3498222 (1970-03-01), Birkigt
Madderra Jimmy M.
Williams James G.
Bush Freddie M.
Garvin, Jr. John C.
Hilton Harold W.
Kyle Deborah L.
Parr Ted L.
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