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FUSE WIPING KNIFE [1 record]

Record 1 2010-02-18

English

Subject field(s)
  • Weapon Systems
DEF

An electromagnetic device roughly resembling a knife, used in the breech of a naval artillery gun (as in the 3 inch 70), whose function it is to eliminate, or "wipe" the variable time or proximity function of the dual-capability fuse, thereby programming the shell to detonate on contact.

OBS

Information obtained from NDHQ, Ottawa.

French

Domaine(s)
  • Systèmes d'armes
OBS

A défaut de connaître l'aspect précis de la chose, le mot dispositif est suffisamment général pour ne pas induire en erreur.

Spanish

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