Service Test of Grapnel, Launcher Propelled: XM1.
Final rept. Mar-Jul 70,
ARMY AIRBORNE COMMUNICATIONS AND ELECTRONICS BOARD FORT BRAGG NC
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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.
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