Accession Number : AD0163526

Title :   Aerial Chemical Dispenser.

Descriptive Note : Patent,

Corporate Author : OFFICE OF THE SECRETARY OF THE ARMY WASHINGTON D C

Personal Author(s) : Crabtree,Royale R. ; Becker,Charles W. ; Shaff,Larry T. ; Mancini,Michael A. ; Pheil,Joseph C.

Report Date : 26 JAN 1971

Pagination or Media Count : 10

Abstract : The patent concerns an aircraft mounted dispenser for rapid release aerial delivery of dry solid chemical material, the dispenser having a field assembled guidance system, reusable and reliable electrical explosive detents, and barrier means to avoid premature dissemination of the chemical material. The dispenser apparatus and method can be used to deny personnel the use of ground areas militarily and for domestic riot control as well as commercially for endeavors such as crop dusting and cloud seeding. The apparatus and method are effective, efficient, safe, and economical to operate and they provide high and uniform ground chemical contamination, a function which has attained great military and commercial importance. (Modified author abstract)

Descriptors :   (*PATENTS, AIR DROP OPERATIONS), SCATTERING, CONTAINERS, AERIAL RUDDERS, AIRFOILS, AIRBORNE

Subject Categories : Machinery and Tools

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE