PRODUCTION ENGINEERING OF THE M18A1 MINE
MOLDED INSULATION CO PHILADELPHIA PA
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The processes used in the production of the M18A1 APERS mine are discussed. The mine assembly is unique in antipersonnel-mine systems in that it can be aimed when set in place and fired by remote control. This assembly is built to withstand a drop test of six ft to a steel plate without impairing its service. Durability for the mine is important for it is given rough treatment from the time that it is issued to the foot soldier until its destruction. The fiberfil material is compounded of fiber glass and polystyrene which coupled together makes a strong but not brittle material yet flexible enough to withstand high impact. The high percentage of glass imparts good dimensional stability and the styrene bonds easily to itself or other plastics.
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