Study and Evaluation of Several Smoke-Generating Materials for Use in Hazard-Free Cartridges for 81-mm Mortar Inert Training Ammunition.
BEI ELECTRONICS INC LITTLE ROCK AR
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Seven smoke-producing systems were used in the laboratory to produce smokes or dusts under conditions which would enable comparison of the products from the standpoint of quality and quantity of smoke and ease of production. The major portion of the data is presented in the form of photographs. Three of the systems studied are recommended as candidates for field tests in 81-mm mortar training rounds. The two that are most preferred are chemical mixtures that produce smoke spontaneously and instantly when the components are brought together. The third is a slow-burning mixture. An assessment of toxic hazards from the chemicals used is included. Author