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Summary form only given, as follows. All wire array implosion experiments have been carried out on the inductive storage generators GIT-4 (0.6MJ, 1.5 MA) and GIT-8 (1.2 MJ, 1.9 MA). The maximum radiation power in the region of 1.5-2 keV observed in the experiments were 70 GW/cm and 150 GW/cm respectively for the GIT-4 and GIT-8 generators. The increase in the radiation power is primarily related to the increase in the current derivative (5.10/sup 13/ A/s for the GIT-8, and 2.10/sup 13/ a/s for the GIT-4). The measurements of the K-shell radiation power and the K-shell radiation yield as a function of liner mass and diameter have been performed. The results of the recent gas-puff on wire array experiments are also presented.