impact fuse

impact fuse

[′im‚pakt ‚fyüz]
(ordnance)
A fuse that detonates upon striking an object. Also known as contact fuse.
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The parachute allowed little, if any, penetration and, together with the impact fuse, guaranteed maximum blast effect.
The third requirement was the destruction of earth and timber bunkers, something requiring impact fuse as well as high firing accuracy, the round needing to detonate inside the sand bags.
It carried either a high explosive or black powder burst charge initiated by an impact fuse in the nose, similar to a large rifle primer, investigators said.
The impact fuse on these grenades is sensitive enough to work on snow, bog, and water surfaces.
The second weapon was the V--2, a liquid-fueled ballistic missile with a 2,000 pound high-explosive warhead and impact fuses. The V-2 would occasionally unintentionally burst above its target, probably due to air loading on the missile and the fuses.
These include delivery technique, age of the submunition, air temperature, landing in soft or muddy ground, getting caught in trees and vegetation, and submunitions being damaged after dispersal or landing in such a manner that their impact fuses fail to initiate.
The shells provided were fused with 119 impact fuses, and the deep cavity had been filled with a cloth bag of high explosive material.
With most types of circuit protection devices comprising mature, virtually saturated markets, expected cyclical moderation in capital spending and OEM product sales will directly impact fuses and circuit breakers demand.