Accession Number:

AD0404312

Title:

IMPROVED GREEN, RED, YELLOW AND VIOLET SMOKE COMPOSITIONS FOR ROCKET-TYPE PARACHUTE GROUND SIGNALS,

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PICATINNY ARSENAL DOVER NJ

Report Date:

1963-05-01

Pagination or Media Count:

32.0

Abstract:

A number of standard and experimental smoke com positions in four colors - green, red, yellow, and violet - were evaluated for use in the new hand-held ground signal. The standard XM129 red smoke parachute flare composition and the standard XM128 green smoke parachute flare com position failed to give good visible colors or acceptable burning times. In general, when the potassium chloratesugar ratio is less than the 3 to 1 stoichiometric proportion, any increase of potassium chlorate and decrease of sugar makes for faster burning. Most sulfur-containing com positions investigated burned too hot for this application. Ballistic burning times were slower than static burning times for the yellow, red and violet smokes but for the green smokes there was no difference. Author

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Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE