Accession Number : AD0282530

Title :   DEVELOPMENT OF THRUSTER, CARTRIDGE ACTUATED, XM14

Corporate Author : FRANKFORD ARSENAL PHILADELPHIA PA PITMAN-DUNN RESEARCH LABS

Personal Author(s) : GLASER, C

PDF Url : AD0282530

Report Date : May 1962

Pagination or Media Count : 48

Abstract : A propellant actuated device, designated the XM14 Cartridge Actuated Thruster, was developed to act as a rammer for the 155 mm howitzer used in the T196 tank. This comprised a receiver and a modification of the qualified M19 Thruster. Requirements for this thruster differed from those normally specified for propellant actuated devices in that the unit was required to fire repeatedly without maintenance. Design studies were initiated by conducting tests with the M19 thruster, modified to accept the firing mechanism of a standard rifle, which utilizes a standard cartridge. The thruster was modified until it met or exceeded all performance requirements. A final engineering evaluation program confirmed the practicability of this device.

Descriptors :   *EXPLOSIVE ACTUATORS, CARTRIDGES, LOADERS

Subject Categories : Ammunition and Explosives

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE