Apollo Lunar Module (LM) Pyrotechnic Battery
PROVIDED THE "CHARGE" TO THE LM EXPLOSIVE DEVICES
LM battery contained within a gray metal body having 16 bolts securing a top plate. Overall measurements of 7 inches long, 3 inches tall, and 2 ¾ inches wide. A thin red and blue spooled connecting wire is attached. Two bolt ties and battery positive/negative terminals are at one end with an ID stamp reading: "Exide Missile and Electronics Division, ESB Incorparated, Raleigh, NC. Serial No. 311, Model No. 264." An additional stamp along the body length reads in part: "GAEC Control No. LSC 320-301-3, PYROTECHNIC BATTERY, NAA/S & ID Control No. ME 461-0007-002, NAS 9-1100 (Contract Number), Date of MFR – 1969."