FEASIBILITY STUDY OF A BALLISTIC HATCH RELEASE (XM5) FOR THE HIGH SPEED AERIAL DELIVERY CONTAINER (CONTAINER, AERIAL DELIVERY, CTU-1/A).
FRANKFORD ARSENAL PHILADELPHIA PA PROPELLANT ACTUATED DEVICES DIV
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A study was conducted to determine the feasibility of using a modified M9 reefing line cutter as a ballistic hatch release on the CTU-1A high speed aerial delivery container formerly the M5 to obviate the possibility of a collision between the jettisoned parachhute hatch and the airframe. The modifications required were determined and associated new hardware was designed and fabricated. The unit was designated Release, Cartridge Actuated, XM5. The mechanical integrity of the ballistic hatch release to sustain an initial lock load of 500 lb was determined. A ballistic charge capable of producing a 500-lb thrust over a 1-12 inch stroke and a 0.3-sec delay element charge were established. The new cartridge was designated XM226. Verification testing Phase I and Type I certification testing as established by the Naval Weapons Laboratory Phase II were satisfactorily accomplished. Author
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