Accession Number : AD0860396

Title :   Engineering Test of Flare, Surface, Parachute, XM183, (Battlefield Illumination System).

Descriptive Note : Final rept. 13 Nov 68-15 Jun 69,

Corporate Author : ABERDEEN PROVING GROUND MD MATERIEL TESTING DIRECTORATE

Personal Author(s) : Sanborn, John F. ; Miller, Richard M.

Report Date : SEP 1969

Pagination or Media Count : 137

Abstract : This engineering test of the flare, surface, parachute, XM183, was performed to determine if the test item meets the criteria of the SDR and is safe for service testing. The test items were subjected to 12 environmental subtests and were fired for performance and safety data. Three deficiencies of the system tested were noted.

Descriptors :   (*PARACHUTE FLARES, PERFORMANCE(ENGINEERING)), ILLUMINATION, ALUMINUM, IGNITION, MOISTUREPROOFING, VISUAL INSPECTION, PACKAGING, FUZE FUNCTIONING ELEMENTS, IGNITERS, FUSE LIGHTERS, SAFETY, RELIABILITY, HAZARDS, PLASTICS, STORAGE, ENVIRONMENTAL TESTS, TEMPERATURE, DETONATING CORD, DROP TESTS.

Subject Categories : Pyrotechnics

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE