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proximity burst on a cylindrical screen target mounted on a barge at Dahlgren Naval Proving Grounds

PROXIMITY BURST ON A CYLINDRICAL SCREEN TARGET

E&MP 102.004

Proximity Fuse

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[Print 4] shows a proximity burst on a cylindrical screen target mounted on a barge at Dahlgren Naval Proving Grounds.

Tests such as this were conducted to determine how soon after firing from the gun the fuze would be capable of operating.

Latest models operate as early as .5 second.

Note: that the firing is from left to right and that the burst occurs forward of the target.

These shells are filled with black powder explosive so as not to cause damage to the target.

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