ARCTIC WINTER ENVIRONMENTAL TEST OF IGNITER, TIME BLASTING FUSE, WEATHERPROOF, M60
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Thirty M60 igniters were tested in groups of ten each after 21, 41, and 55 days of arctic weathering. Twenty-seven of the thirty units functioned satisfactorily. The three failures did fire, but failed to ignite the safety fuse. Control groups consisted of nine igniters stored indoors under moderate conditions and ten placed in arctic storage. All indoor control and nine of the ten outdoor control units functioned satisfactorily. The M60 igniter is considered satisfactory for use under arctic conditions.
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