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firing mechanism

[′fīr·iŋ ‚mek·ə‚niz·əm]
(engineering)
A mechanism for firing a primer; the primer may be for initiating the propelling charge, in which case the firing mechanism forms a part of the weapon; if the primer is for the purpose of initiating detonation of the main charge, the firing mechanism is a part of the ammunition item and performs the function of a fuse.
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Equally troubling is that Lockheed-Martin developed a suspect firing mechanism for the Hellfire to support the double tap.
This algorithm had to be linked to the firing mechanism in order to computer control the whole drag adjustment process during the flight of the missile.
The current offer on the PzF3, which is made of a reusable handgrip and firing mechanism with a x2 aiming sight and disposable ammunition in its launch tube, includes four different types of warhead.
The most common type of firing mechanism is the dual-action contact-trip trigger, which requires that the manual trigger and nose contact element both be depressed for a nail to be discharged.
PLOT COURSE: The Happy Valley race course in Hong Kong where police believe organised criminals were planning to fix races by secretly doping horses; SHARP PRACTICE A HAND-HELD remote control would have activated the firing mechanism buried in the turf and shot the tranquilliser darts into horses as they burst out the starting gates; GROUND WORK: Hong Kong police use a metal detector to probe the area of the track where the firing device was found
Musharraf assumed power in a military coupe in October 1999 and carried out the weaponization program which includes the miniaturization of the nuclear weapon, mounting it on missiles and developing its firing mechanism.
45 had been in service since 1911, and though it was effective in battle, it was also much criticized: Its strong recoil made it difficult for inexperienced shooters to manage, it was too large for small hands, it was tricky to clean, and its single-action firing mechanism was a safety hazard.
He was finishing the arming sequence on an EA-6B pilot's seat and couldn't get the banana links to line up with the sear on the primary firing mechanism.
When you activate the fire control, you are sending a signal to the firing mechanism which discharges a round.
It has an ambi manual safety, with a keyway through the right side of its lever that allows integral locking of the firing mechanism.
In a typical injector used in a locomotive engine, fuel enters at the top and takes several turns through the assembly before coming to the firing mechanism at the tip.