Accession Number : AD0647361

Title :   FEASIBILITY STUDY OF A BALLISTIC HATCH RELEASE (XM5) FOR THE HIGH SPEED AERIAL DELIVERY CONTAINER (CONTAINER, AERIAL DELIVERY, CTU-1/A).

Descriptive Note : Memo. rept.,

Corporate Author : FRANKFORD ARSENAL PHILADELPHIA PA PROPELLANT ACTUATED DEVICES DIV

Personal Author(s) : Travor,Bruce W.

Report Date : JAN 1967

Pagination or Media Count : 19

Abstract : A study was conducted to determine the feasibility of using a modified M9 reefing line cutter as a ballistic hatch release on the CTU-1/A high speed aerial delivery container (formerly the M5) to obviate the possibility of a collision between the jettisoned parachhute hatch and the airframe. The modifications required were determined and associated new hardware was designed and fabricated. The unit was designated 'Release, Cartridge Actuated, XM5.' The mechanical integrity of the ballistic hatch release to sustain an initial lock load of 500 lb was determined. A ballistic charge capable of producing a 500-lb thrust over a 1-1/2 inch stroke and a 0.3-sec delay element charge were established. The new cartridge was designated XM226. Verification testing (Phase I) and Type I certification testing as established by the Naval Weapons Laboratory (Phase II) were satisfactorily accomplished. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*EXPLOSIVE ACTUATORS, HATCHES), FEASIBILITY STUDIES, CONTAINERS, AIRBORNE, DELAY ELEMENTS(EXPLOSIVE), PARACHUTE DESCENTS, RELEASE MECHANISMS

Subject Categories : Containers and Packaging
      Ammunition and Explosives

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE