are ready for flight. The contractor shall develop a maintenance interface
document which describes the characteristics, layout, and installation of all
equipment having a maintenance interface (see 6.2.2).
3.1.4 Dimensions. The outline dimensions of the ejection seat assembly
shall be compatible with the crew station dimensions as shown on the applicable
3.1.5 Weight. The weight of the escape system shall be kept to a minimum
and be consistent with the escape system design and performance requirements
contained in this specification. Throughout the development program, careful
control shall be exercised over the system weight to achieve the lightest
weight consistent with system performance and structural strength. Periodic
detailed weight records shall be maintained by the contractor.
3.1.6 Color. The color of the ejection seat assembly shall be nonsecular
black in accordance with MIL-L-81352. Escape system components, except the
parachute canopy or those parts for which a color scheme is specified herein,
which do or might leave the aircraft during an escape, shall be non-reflecting
and unobtrusive in color to reduce the likelihood that such components would
assist in the apprehension of any of the aircrewmembers during the enemy
evasion phase of their escape.
The ejection seat assembly shall preclude:
3.1.7 Projections e
Snagging, jamming, and damage of clothing and equipment.
Injury to personnel during normal operational use, ejection,
Damage, snagging, and tearing of the ejection seat assembly
components or subassemblies during ejection and recovery,
operational use, or maintenance.
3.1.8 Ballistics. Cartridges, cartridge actuated devices (CADs), electric
initiators, and gas-operated devices (GODs) shall be capable of operating in
water to a depth of 100 feet after an immersion time of five minutes. Where
feasible, active redundancy in the form of duplicate cartridges or dual
initiation subsystems for each cartridge and separate transmission paths for
each CAD, electric initiator, and GOD shall be provided. Preference shall be
given to components previously qualified and released for service prior to
developing and qualifying new components. Qualified components are specified
in NAVAIR Report No. 7836 and NAVAIR 11-100-1. All cartidges, CADs, electric
initiators, and GODS shall be acceptable to the procuring activity prior to
the installation or use of these components in automated aircrew escape
systems. Each ballistic component shall be accompanied by an Ammunition
Data Card prepared in accordance with MIL-STD-1167 (see 6.2.2).
126.96.36.199 Cartridges. All cartridges shall be designed in accordance with
the requirements of MIL-D-21625.
188.8.131.52 Cartridge actuated devices. All CADS shall be designed in
accordance with the requirements of MIL-D-23615.