Accession Number:

AD0257576

Title:

SERVICEABILITY TEST OF FLARE, IGNITING, M114

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Corporate Author:

OGDEN AIR MATERIEL AREA HILL AFB UTAH

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Report Date:

1961-05-01

Pagination or Media Count:

1.0

Abstract:

Tests were conducted to determine the service life of the M114 igniting flare, used to ignite the ramjet engine on the Bomarc. Seventy-five flares were removed from their cans and subjected to 12 months of conditioning at varying humidity and temperatures. All 75 flares functioned normally, after the above conditioning. Additional testing revealed that flares manufactured since September 1959 were slower reacting and produced more failures compared to older flares. To verify this, 85 new flares were functioned as they were removed from the sealed shipping containers. Three of these flares failed. Twenty-nine additional new flares were subjected to high humidity and temperature for times varying from six hours to 114 hours. All flares conditioned longer than 24 hours failed to function. It was concluded that the recent change in specifications reduced the reliability of the flare and did not increase its ability to withstand moisture. Author

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APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE