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PC38Sp009
PC38Sp009
38 Actuator
The biggest feature on the outside of this very
unusual cartridge is the square, four
crimp primer pocket.
It also has a roll crimp over
a manila color wad.
This is a very interesting
cartridge.
Note the cutaway drawing.  The primer lights
the (time delayed) internal fuse, which, in turn,
lights the charge
and sends hot gas via a flexible
hose (attached to
the base of the actuator unit),
down to the under
the seat rocket
firing mechanism of the Ejection Seat.
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for 1950s to 1960s early Ejection Seat
 USAF (Time Delay) Cartridge
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