Patent Number: H1,930

Title: Precursor warhead attachment for an anti-armor rocket

Abstract: A precursor warhead for a high-explosive, anti-armor (HEAA) warhead is provided. The precursor warhead is a cylindrically-shaped attachment adapted for a friction fit over the nose cone of existing HEAA warheads. The precursor warhead has an instantaneous fuse which initiates a precursor penetrator which causes early detonation of reactive armor, thereby protecting the main charge and penetrator on the HEAA round from damage. The precursor warhead replaces the existing crush switch on the HEAA round and also initiates, with appropriate time delay, the main explosive charge.

Inventors: Crabtree; Larry E. (Falmouth, VA)

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

International Classification: F42B 12/02 (20060101); F42B 12/18 (20060101); F42B 012/10 (); F42B 012/18 ()

Expiration Date: 01/02/2018