Accession Number:

AD0878514

Title:

Service Test of Grapnel, Launcher Propelled: XM1.

Descriptive Note:

Final rept. Mar-Jul 70,

Corporate Author:

ARMY AIRBORNE COMMUNICATIONS AND ELECTRONICS BOARD FORT BRAGG NC

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1970-08-01

Pagination or Media Count:

65.0

Abstract:

Grapnel, Launcher Propelled, XM1 is intended to facilitate movement of personnel across obstacles such as streams, ravines, and cliffs. It consists of a munition for the M79 Grenade Launcher, a grapnel, and a rope pack. The system is man-portable. The propulsion system consists of a rocket motor with igniter cartridge. This munition is breech loaded, and the grapnel is muzzle loaded. The grapnel is attached to a 516 inch diameter, 400-foot, nylon line. After the grapnel impacts, the line is pulled manually to set the anchor. The total system, less launcher, weighs 28 pounds, 4 12 ounces, and is packaged in two bandoleers.

Subject Categories:

  • Logistics, Military Facilities and Supplies
  • Military Operations, Strategy and Tactics

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE