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