explosive train


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explosive train

[ik′splō·siv ′trān]
(ordnance)
A train of combustible and explosive elements arranged in order of decreasing sensitivity, inside a fuse, projectile, bomb, gun chamber, or the like; the function is to accomplish the controlled augmentation of a small impulse into one of suitable energy to cause the main charge of the munition to function.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific & Technical Terms, 6E, Copyright © 2003 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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