Accession Number:

ADD008354

Title:

Parachute Flare Having a Variable Burn Rate.

Descriptive Note:

Patent,

Corporate Author:

DEPARTMENT OF THE ARMY WASHINGTON DC

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1978-06-13

Pagination or Media Count:

6.0

Abstract:

A variable burn ratevariable burn time parachute flare, adapted to be transported by a gun cannon or howitzer to a desired height and then ignited to burn at an intensity of 1.6 to 1.8 times 10 to the 6th power candlepower for 25 to 35 seconds, followed by a second burn at about 0.8 times 10 to the 6th power candlepower for 75 to 35 seconds and comprising a flare case having a hollow cylindrical wall about 4.5 inches in diameter and about 7 inches long, closed at one-end and open at the other end, and a 0.03 inch coating of polyester or epoxy resin on the closed end and on one-third of two-thirds of the inner wall thereof adjacent to the closed end. Author

Subject Categories:

  • Pyrotechnics

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE