DEVELOPMENT OF CARTRIDGE, 7.62MM BLANK. NATO, XM82
FRANKFORD ARSENAL PHILADELPHIA PA
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This study is concerned with the development of a blank cartridge for the 7.62mm family of United States weapons which would accurately simulate the performance of ball ammunition. It is concluded that 1 the short blank cartridge developed at Frankford Arsenal was unsatisfactory for use in the M60 machine gun, and 2 that Belgian, Dutch and Canadian blank cartridges function the M14 rifle and M60 machine gun satisfactorily at ambient 70 F temperature, provided blank firing attachments having correct orifice diameter are used. It is recommended that foreign blank ammunition be used in United States 7.62mm weapons if the ammunition can be modified so as to be used with blank firing attachments compatible with the XM82 blank cartridge.
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