Accession Number:

AD0258300

Title:

SHELF LIFE TEST OF THE FOUR GRAIN S-68 SQUIB IN THE B10179 CABLE CUTTER

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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:

The purpose of this test was to verify the shelf life of the S-68 four grain Squib and to determine its effectiveness as a power source for operating the the B10179 Cable Cutter, now used on the Moody Reel, which handles a banner target on the T-33A Aircraft. Tests were conducte in which 50 squibs from three lots and one B10179 Cable Cutter were used to cut 18-inch armored and unarmored steel cable. Some of the above squibs were conditioned to 160 F and some to -65 F before functioning in the cable cutter. The functioning of the S-68 four grain Squib was satisfactory and of sufficient strengt to operate the B10179 Cable Cutter. After 50 operations the cutting edge of the cable cutter became dull but was still able to cut the 18-inch steel cable. The S-68 four grain Squib is recommended for use in the B10179 Cable Cutter. The shelf life of the S-68 four grain Squib is 5 years for this application. Author

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APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE