Accession Number : AD0163920
Title : Binderless Cast Photoflash Compositions.
Descriptive Note : Patent,
Corporate Author : DEPARTMENT OF THE NAVY WASHINGTON D C
Personal Author(s) : Kruse,Howard W. ; Breslow,Bertram A. ; Szypulski,Raymond W.
Report Date : 10 APR 1973
Pagination or Media Count : 2
Abstract : The invention relates to a binderless cast photoflash composition consisting of a low-melting inorganic oxidizer and a powdered metal. Photoflash cartridges and bombs used in night aerial reconnaissance photography contain a loose-powder pyrotechnic charge which is a metal and an oxidizer in a finely divided condition. These photoflash powders are hazardous in any quantity in that they are highly sensitive to impact, friction, and static electricity. The present invention provides a photoflash composition which is comparatively safe to manufacture and handle.
Descriptors : (*PHOTOFLASH BOMBS, *PATENTS), (*PHOTOFLASH CARTRIDGES, PATENTS), ALUMINUM, PERCHLORATES, SODIUM COMPOUNDS, LITHIUM COMPOUNDS, AMMONIUM PERCHLORATE, CALCIUM COMPOUNDS
Subject Categories : Pyrotechnics
Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE