Preproduction Tests - All sample units of the preproduction sample shall equal
or exceed the operational stability, mean---time-between-failures, and total operating life require-
ments specified herein for acceptance.
Acceptance Tests Sampling Tests - Acceptance or rejection of lots represented
by sampling test samples shall be made in accordance with Figure 12 of Specification MIL-R-23094.
Design and Construction
Temperature - The temperature range shall be -32°C to +75°C
Acceleration - The equipment shall operate satisfactorily after being subjected
to the design limit load and to design yield load acceleration specified in Specification MIL-A-8591;
shall operate satisfactorily under positive design limit load accelerations; and shall not suffer
structural failure when subjected to design ultimate load accelerations. Operatlon of the equipment
is not required after being subjected to loads in excess of design yield load. (Note: The diagrams
tn Specification MIL-A-8591 show the direction of the load; the accelerations are opposite. Upward
and aft acceleration are positive.)
Function - The launcher shall feed rounds from the magazine into the launching
tube and eject the rounds at the muzzle velocity set on either the remote or local control, as
Form Factor - Thee envelope dimensions of the launcher shall not exceed 70.
inches long by 10 inches wide by 18 inches high in accordance with EI-403.
Weight - The weight of the launcher shall not exceed 70 pounds.
Contents - The launcher shall contain the following assemblies, subassemblies,
18.104.22.168.1 Mounts - The launcher shall have a muzzle mount and a breech mount in
accordance with EI-403.
Tube - The launcher shall have a launching tube having an inside diameter of
3.000 ± 0.005 inches.
Feed Mechanism - The Launcher shall have a feed mechanism for transferring
rounds from the magazine to the launching tube.
Storage Chamber - The storage chamber shall contain the pressurized air charge
used to propel the rounds and shall have a valve mechanism to release the air charge behind the
Charging Valve - The charging valve admit pressurized air to the storage
chamber when actuated by the local or remote control, as selected.
Bleed Valve - The bleed valve shall release pressurized air from the storage
chamber at a controlled rate when actuated by the local or remote control, as selected, or when the
equipment is turned "OFF".