Accession Number:

AD0850666

Title:

Service Test of Blasting Machine, Lightweight, XM32.

Descriptive Note:

Final rept. 31 Jan-11 Jun 68,

Corporate Author:

ARMY ARMOR AND ENGINEER BOARD FORT KNOX KY

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1968-12-06

Pagination or Media Count:

57.0

Abstract:

Blasting Machine, Lightweight, XM32, is a hand held, lightweight blasting machine designed for positive initiation of 10 standard Army electric blasting caps in series with 1,000 feet of wire. It is a mechanically-operated generator-type device designed to assure that adequate energy is stored in its capacitors prior to blasting cap initiation. The weight of the test item is 11-14 ounces and the volume is 16.8 cubic inches. It is capable of one-hand operation. The test objectives were to determine whether the test item meets the pertinent military requirements and the suitability of the test item for airdrop and internal air portability in Phase I of airborne operations.

Subject Categories:

  • Electric Power Production and Distribution
  • Ammunition and Explosives

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE