Accession Number : AD0625512

Title :   DESIGN IMPROVEMENT OF HIGH TEMPERATURE INITIATOR DESIGNATED 'INITIATOR, CARTRIDGE ACTUATED: XM100.'

Descriptive Note : Technical research rept.,

Corporate Author : FRANKFORD ARSENAL PHILADELPHIA PA PROPELLANT ACTUATED DEVICES DIV

Personal Author(s) : Miller,George P.

Report Date : NOV 1965

Pagination or Media Count : 33

Abstract : In this project a program was originated to improve an M27 type of initiator. The improved model was designated XM100. Essentially, there were eight major and sixteen minor modifications, all intended to reduce costs, increase efficiency, and promote safety. Once the unit has been fired, important safety features are - it cannot be mistaken for an unfired unit; it cannot be installed as an operational unit; nor can it be reassembled inadvertently. A universal mount enables the unit to be located in any of the normal positions, including bulkhead mounting. A new, hermetically sealed cartridge and the high energy 120-inch ounce firing mechanism increase reliability. The over-all design shows that this initiator embodies most of the improvements suggested by users and as projected by experienced design engineers. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*CARTRIDGES(PAD), EXPERIMENTAL DESIGN), EXPLOSIVE ACTUATORS, EXPLOSIVES INITIATORS, SAFETY, PROJECTOR CHARGES, AEROSPACE SYSTEMS, ESCAPE SYSTEMS

Subject Categories : Ammunition and Explosives

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE