Accession Number:

AD0411548

Title:

INVESTIGATION OF MK 25 MOD 2 SMOKE-FLARE COMPOSITION,

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NAVAL AMMUNITION DEPOT CRANE IND

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Report Date:

1963-05-17

Pagination or Media Count:

1.0

Abstract:

A study is made on various chemical and physical characteristics of the Mk 25 Smoke-Flare Composi tion, which is basically a red phosphorus-magne sium-manganese dioxide system. A scheme for chemical analysis is reviewed. Physical phase changes and chemical reaction mechanisms of the components and of the mixture as a whole are ex plored by differential thermal analysis and ther mogravimetric analysis. Factors affecting the ignition point are considered. After some inves tigation, an attempt is made to write the prin cipal internal and external reactions for this complex and non-stoichiometric system. Behavior characteristics, such as sensitivity, stability, heat of reaction, ignition point, etc., are determined and reported. Author

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APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE