Patent Number: 6,308,607

Title: Neutralizing munition

Abstract: A munition is provided for deploying a molten payload within a target. A plurality of holes are formed in the munition's projectile body about the circumference thereof. A seal closes off each hole. A firing mechanism is mounted in the munition's nose cone and is capable of generating energy of initiation upon deformation of the nose cone. A first burnable material is housed in the projectile body and is coupled to the firing mechanism to receive the energy of initiation. The first burnable material extends in a tree-like fashion along a plurality of connected paths in the projectile body with each of the connected paths terminating at one of the seals. A second burnable material fills the voids in the projectile body surrounding the first burnable material. The first burnable material has a lower threshold of combustion than the second burnable material while the second burnable material burns hotter than the first burnable material.

Inventors: Woodall; Robert (Lynn Haven, FL), Garcia; Felipe (Panama City, FL)

Assignee: The United States of America as represented by the Secretary of the Navy

International Classification: B64D 1/00 (20060101); B64D 1/04 (20060101); F42B 12/02 (20060101); F42B 12/44 (20060101); F42B 12/50 (20060101); B64D 001/04 (); F42B 022/42 ()

Expiration Date: 10/30/2018