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ensure personnel escape. Personnel in the AME rating usually install cartridges and CADs used in personnel escape systems. IMPULSE AND DELAY CARTRIDGES Impulse cartridges are used as power sources in aircraft stores release and ejection systems. The cartridges provide a force to free or eject a store away from the aircraft or to operate other devices. The impulse cartridge (fig. 8-26) contains an electric primer, a booster, and a main charge. When the cartridge is fired, gas pressure moves a piston and unlocking linkage, freeing and/or ejecting the store from the rack. CCU-45/B Impulse Cartridge The CCU-45/B impulse cartridge (fig. 8-27) is used primarily for release and ejection of stores from an aircraft in flight. 8-23 ADHESIVE FOIL DISKS PULL RING CHIMNEY CAPS ELECTRIC SQUIB STARTER COMPOSITION STARTER PELLET PYROTECHNIC CANDLES TRANSFER FUSE POLYURETHANE FOAM WATER-ACTIVATED BATTERY PROTECTIVE COVER ANF0825 Figure 8-25.—Mk 58 Mod 1 marine location marker. BOOSTER CHARGE CASE CLOSURE DISC MAIN CHARGE DISC PRIMER ANF0826 MK 37 MOD 0 Figure 8-26.—Typical impulse cartridge used in personnel escape systems. IGNITION ELEMENT CASE BUSHING ELECTRODE MAIN CHARGE CUP CLOSURE ASSEMBLY Anf0827 Figure 8-27.—Impulse cartridge CCU-45/B (sectioned).



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