proximity fuse


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proximity fuse

n
(Firearms, Gunnery, Ordnance & Artillery) an electronically triggered device designed to detonate an explosive charge in a missile, etc, at a predetermined distance from the target
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The missile is armed with a 200 pound high-explosive warhead detonated by a proximity fuse which causes shrapnel to shred the intended target.
As he points out, a narrow difference in timing in the appearance of radar and the proximity fuse might have doomed the aircraft carrier to irrelevance; it was not until well into World War II that a carrier could muster sufficient striking power to hold a combat-ready battleship at risk.
Oh, and one of Crosley's companies was also responsible for work on the top-secret proximity fuse in World War II, considered one of three projects pivotal to the Allied victory, right after the A-bomb and radar.
My first assignment was to redesign a proximity fuse for anti-personnel shells because the original manufacturer couldn't get it to work.
One proposal suggests that a guided missile with a nuclear warhead and proximity fuse could be dispatched to destroy the approaching celestial body or deflect it into a path no longer threatening the earth.
It's designed to get close, and the proximity fuse automatically goes off.
The Hoplite-S features a ladar that is used in four different roles, namely radar altimeter, proximity fuse, 3D imager, and semi-active laser receiver, the flight being programmed via waypoints.
In order to prepare the shell for proximity use, the 119 fuse had to be removed with a fuse wrench, the cloth bag was pried out with a screw driver and the proximity fuse screwed into the projectile.
3-gram pellets were only going to merely scratch the paint off a mortar round, but could nevertheless (as it has indeed proved, by the way) trigger the proximity fuse (if fitted) or the impact fuze (sheer luck) of the mortar or artillery shell.
Along with that increased production came remarkable innovations, such as the proximity fuse.