Accession Number:

AD0163920

Title:

Binderless Cast Photoflash Compositions.

Descriptive Note:

Patent,

Corporate Author:

DEPARTMENT OF THE NAVY WASHINGTON D C

Report Date:

1973-04-10

Pagination or Media Count:

2.0

Abstract:

The invention relates to a binderless cast photoflash composition consisting of a low-melting inorganic oxidizer and a powdered metal. Photoflash cartridges and bombs used in night aerial reconnaissance photography contain a loose-powder pyrotechnic charge which is a metal and an oxidizer in a finely divided condition. These photoflash powders are hazardous in any quantity in that they are highly sensitive to impact, friction, and static electricity. The present invention provides a photoflash composition which is comparatively safe to manufacture and handle.

Subject Categories:

  • Pyrotechnics

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE