Development of Rapid-Burning Incapacitating Pyrotechnic Mixtures
Technical rept. Sep 1971-Dec 1973
EDGEWOOD ARSENAL ABERDEEN PROVING GROUND MD
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The object of the study was to develop a rapid-burning incapacitating pyrotechnic mixture that would satisfy a 5- to 10-second emission time requirement. The results of the study are the following 1 A fast-burning incapacitating pyrotechnic mixture was devised which, when loaded into the 73-cc volume wedge-shaped submunition, satisfies the 5- to 10-second emission time requirement. The mixture must be granulated to an average particle size of 2500 micrometers and pressed at 1610 kgsq cm. 2 The burning rate is a function of stoichiometry, loading pressure, and particle size 3 The mixture has a vaporization efficiency of 70.
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