nose fuse

nose fuse

[′nōz ‚fyüz]
(ordnance)
A fuse for use in the forward end (nose) of a bomb or other missile.
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They had a nose fuse and two side fuses; occasionally, impact on a soft surface left the warhead intact and, frequently, buried.
Nine were loaded in the aircraft, one was on a jammer next to the trailer, and 17 M-117s remained on the trailer when one sheared off the metal stop and landed nose first onto the concrete ramp, damaging the nose fuse and coming to rest leaning against the trailer.