shaped charge


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shaped charge

A charge shaped so as to concentrate its explosive force in a particular direction.
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Also called a "self-forging warhead", this type of shaped charge is used to project high-speed jets of metal that are able to penetrate steel armour to great depths.
The car is still very much intact, though, and the fact that Shahriari's driver and wife escaped with only injuries suggests that the device used against Shahriari was also a shaped charge, specifically targeting him.
The high explosive version of the RPG-7 could not penetrate any of the infantry fighting vehicles, but the shaped charge version normally would.
Conventional perforation operations are typically performed using a shaped charge," he explained.
The company designs and produces shaped charge and penetrator warheads and manufactures precision metal components for missiles, rockets and composite structures for the commercial, aerospace and defense markets.
The answer provided later in the issue stated that the PIAT was the 'odd man' because it was propelled by a bursting charge and that it used a shaped charge to penetrate armour.
Te use of an insensitive explosive in the shaped charge warhead makes the system safer, as it is less vulnerable to fragments from exploding munitions or small-arms fire.
Our BlastGard([R]) MBR Gard Cart (Mobile Suspect Package Removal Unit), which houses BlastGard's MBR 300, provides security personnel at airports with an effective tool for safe removal of an explosive device after it is discovered; and our BlastGard Barrier System ("BBS") is an innovative high capacity wall system combining three patented technologies, an HDPE cellular core, BlastWrap([R]) and an aesthetically pleasing novel fascia system with extraordinary blast, ballistic, fragment, shaped charge jet and breaching resistance capabilities.
Maverick features two warhead options: 300 lb blast fragmentation or 125 lb shaped charge.
The others were rocket launchers, but the PIAT worked like a horizontal mortar and depended on the shaped charge in its bomb to penetrate armour.