Accession Number:

AD0270108

Title:

DEVELOPMENT OF CATAPULT, AIRCRAFT EJECTION SEAT, XM10

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FRANKFORD ARSENAL PHILADELPHIA PA

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Report Date:

1961-03-01

Pagination or Media Count:

1.0

Abstract:

Frankford Arsenal was requested to adapt the ballistic geometry of the rocket assisted pilot ejection catapult, RAPEC No. 1, to USAF aircraft requirements, specifically, as a replacement for M4 catapults presently installed in the F104 aircraft. The existing RAPEC No. 1 catapult was successfully scaled down to meet the USAF requirements. The XM10 catapult supplies the necessary thrust and, consequently, ejection height to permit low-level ejections from highperformance aircraft. This device is now ready for qualification and analysis tests. Author

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APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE