Who invented shaped charges?

Who invented shaped charges?

Henry Mohaupt

Do shaped charges work underwater?

The use of shaped charges for underwater operations is an even more specialized application. The general benefit of shaped charges is the same; more of the explosive acts in the desired direction, increasing effectiveness, reducing materials, and decreasing protection requirements.

What is the Misznay Schardin effect?

Definition The Misznay–Schardin effect (named after the explosive experts who described it), or platter effect, is a characteristic of the detonation of a broad sheet of explosive. The explosive blast expands directly away from (perpendicular to) the surface of an explosive.

What is Munroe effect?

The Munroe or Neumann effect is the focusing of blast energy by a hollow or void cut on a surface of an explosive. The first true hollow charge effect was achieved in 1883, by Max von Foerster (1845–1905), chief of the nitrocellulose factory of Wolff & Co.

What is a tandem rocket?

A tandem-charge or dual-charge weapon is an explosive device or projectile that has two or more stages of detonation.

How much is a real RPG?

RPG prices double; grenade prices quadruple A rocket-propelled grenade (RPG) launcher cost $900 last March and a single grenade was priced at around $100. Today an RPG launcher is worth $2,000 and each grenade $500.

How does a tandem-charge work?

Tandem-Charge Missiles use a paired set of warheads to inflict damage: the first warhead is a shaped charge that penetrates the unit’s outer armor, allowing the second warhead to exploit the breach and damage internal components. As a result, they can potentially deliver a critical effect for every missile that hits.

How does tandem rocket work?

When the vehicle is hit by a tandem warhead, the effect of the precursor charge is neutralised by the passive armour; the hit triggers the activation of the appropriate countermeasure that generates a blade of energy destroying the main shaped charge before detonation, thus avoiding perforation.

What is Tandem missile?

A tandem-charge weapon is an explosive device or projectile that has two or more stages of detonation. Examples of missiles that use tandem charges include the BGM-71 TOW, FGM-148 Javelin and the MBT LAW.

How much does a FIM-92 Stinger cost?

FIM-92 Stinger

Designer General Dynamics
Designed 1967
Manufacturer Raytheon Missile Systems
Unit cost U.S.$38,000

Can civilians own surface-to-air missiles?

With the right paperwork, the right amount of cash, and a willing seller (or a license to construct such a weapon) they are legal to own. However, anti-aircraft missiles are outright illegal except for government entities or defense contractors that are developing missiles for government entities.

What does Manpad stand for?

Man-portable air defense systems (MANPADS) are surface-to-air missiles that can be fired by an individual or a small team of people against aircraft. These weapon systems often are described as shoulder-fired anti-aircraft missiles.