DEVELOPMENT OF A SPARK INDUCTION METHOD OF IGNITION FOR THE 120 MM TK. GUN X23
ROYAL ARMAMENT RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT ESTABLISHMENT FORT HALSTEAD (UNITED KINGDOM)
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A novel method of electrical initiation of a gun charge by spark induction is described. Development work on its application to the 120 mm Tk. gun X23 is reported. The main problems have been the mechanical design of the spark plug, and the electrical hazards - static and radio - inherent in the charge design these have been largely overcome.