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Title: Fuel-air munition and device

Abstract

An aerially delivered fuel-air munition consisting of an impermeable tank filled with a pressurized liquid fuel and joined at its two opposite ends with a nose section and a tail assembly respectively to complete an aerodynamic shape. On impact the tank is explosively ruptured to permit dispersal of the fuel in the form of a fuel-air cloud which is detonated after a preselected time delay by means of high explosive initiators ejected from the tail assembly. The primary component in the fuel is methylacetylene, propadiene, or mixtures thereof to which is added a small mole fraction of a relatively high vapor pressure liquid diluent or a dissolved gas diluent having a low solubility in the primary component.

Inventors:
 [1]
  1. Albuquerque, NM
Issue Date:
Research Org.:
Sandia National Laboratories (SNL), Albuquerque, NM, and Livermore, CA (United States)
OSTI Identifier:
862525
Patent Number(s):
3955509
Assignee:
United States of America as represented by United States Energy (Washington, DC)
Patent Classifications (CPCs):
F - MECHANICAL ENGINEERING F42 - AMMUNITION F42B - EXPLOSIVE CHARGES, e.g. FOR BLASTING, FIREWORKS, AMMUNITION
C - CHEMISTRY C10 - PETROLEUM, GAS OR COKE INDUSTRIES C10L - FUELS NOT OTHERWISE PROVIDED FOR
DOE Contract Number:  
AT(29-1)-789
Resource Type:
Patent
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
fuel-air; munition; device; aerially; delivered; consisting; impermeable; tank; filled; pressurized; liquid; fuel; joined; opposite; nose; section; tail; assembly; respectively; complete; aerodynamic; shape; impact; explosively; ruptured; permit; dispersal; form; cloud; detonated; preselected; time; delay; means; explosive; initiators; ejected; primary; component; methylacetylene; propadiene; mixtures; added; mole; fraction; relatively; vapor; pressure; diluent; dissolved; gas; solubility; selected time; pressurized liquid; time delay; vapor pressure; liquid fuel; pressure liquid; primary component; preselected time; fuel-air munition; dissolved gas; /102/149/

Citation Formats

Carlson, Gary A. Fuel-air munition and device. United States: N. p., 1976. Web.
Carlson, Gary A. Fuel-air munition and device. United States.
Carlson, Gary A. Thu . "Fuel-air munition and device". United States. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/862525.
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author = {Carlson, Gary A},
abstractNote = {An aerially delivered fuel-air munition consisting of an impermeable tank filled with a pressurized liquid fuel and joined at its two opposite ends with a nose section and a tail assembly respectively to complete an aerodynamic shape. On impact the tank is explosively ruptured to permit dispersal of the fuel in the form of a fuel-air cloud which is detonated after a preselected time delay by means of high explosive initiators ejected from the tail assembly. The primary component in the fuel is methylacetylene, propadiene, or mixtures thereof to which is added a small mole fraction of a relatively high vapor pressure liquid diluent or a dissolved gas diluent having a low solubility in the primary component.},
doi = {},
journal = {},
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place = {United States},
year = {1976},
month = {1}
}

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