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DEVELOPMENT AND QUALIFICATION OF INITIATOR, XM100
Technical rept. Feb 1967-Sep 1968
FRANKFORD ARSENAL PHILADELPHIA PA
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This report describes the development and qualification of the XM100 Initiator. The XM273 Impulse Cartridge is contained in the initiator and, when fired, provides a pressure output of approximately 1500 psig at -65 degrees F with 15 feet of Teflon no. 4 size hose. The maximum pressure obtained when fired with one-half foot of hose at 200 degrees F is approximately 6000 psig. The initiator incorporates a simplified firing mechanism that is mechanically actuated. In addition to the normal bulkhead mounting, the initiator has a universal bracket that offers greater flexibility for mounting than designs presently in use.
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