3.4.5 The signal assembly shall comply with the requirements of
3.5 following this test.
3.5 Functioning. The signals shall function in accordance with
the following requirements.
3.5.1 No star shall. burst in the pistol.
3.5.2 The signal case shall not split, rupture, or bulge to the
extent that it sticks or "freezes" in the pistol barrel.
3.5.3 The primer shall not fail to function.
3.5.4 The burning stars shall not fail to attain a minimum
(rein) altitude of 150 feet above the firing point.
3.5.5 The stars shall not fail to ignite and reach approxi-
mately 1/4 of full brilliance within 2 seconds after firing.
3.5.6 Portions of composition that become detached during star
burning shall not burn for more than two seconds.
3.6 Air leakage test. The signal shall show no evidence of
leakage when tested as specified in 4.5.4.
3.7 First article inspection. This specification contains
technical provisions for first article inspection. Requirements for
the submission of first article samples by the contractor shall be
as specified in the contract.
3.8 Workmanship. All parts and assemblies shall be fabricated
and loaded in a thorough, workmanlike manner. They shall be free of
burrs, sharp edges, unblended radii, surface defects, chips, dirt,
grease, and oil (except where specifically required) corrosion
products, and other foreign matter, and all manufacturing,
processing, and assembly operations shall be correctly performed.
The cleaning method used shall not be injurious to any part nor
shall the parts be contaminated by the cleaning agent. Exterior
surface coatings shall be continuous except for a few light
scratches not exposing base material. All required markings shall
be neat and sharply defined.
(All packing components shall be dry) .
QUALITY ASSURANCE PROVISIONS
4.1 Responsibilityor _
inspection and standard quality
assurance provisions. Unless otherwise specified herein or in the
contract, the provisions of MIL-A-48078 shall apply and are hereby
made a part of this detail specification.