38 SPL marked CTG., DELAY MK - 6 MOD - 1 LOT 1 – IHM - 0269

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White sealant on both ends is white rubber.

CTG., DELAY

MK - 6 MOD - 1

LOT 1 – IHM - 0269

Joe

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It can be sometimes hard to pin down a specific CAD/PAD item, often because the same device could have been used in a couple of applications. BUT in the '70s, the Air Force and Navy flew the Corsair II or A-7. AF used the “D” model. Within the ejection seat system, there was a small impulse cart that looked just like this one, with the purpose of deploying the drogue chute that oriented the seat and eventually separated the seat from the pilot. Of course, I don’t remember the exact nomenclature, but several I saw were stamped with that headstamp, and then the Mark/Mod and delay stenciled on the case side in black ink.

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Hi Joe,

It was used in an actuator that opens a parachute automatically with a delay of 3 sec. after ejection. It was replaced by the Mod. 2 using an aluminum case.

Regards,

Fede

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Thanks to all for solving my mystery.

Joe

Joe, I forgot to add that the manufacturer is Naval Ordnance Station, Indian Head, Maryland.

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Fede,

Now that is very nice info.
Thank you!

Joe