Accession Number : AD0163933

Title :   Illuminating Flare Having High Drag Configuration.

Descriptive Note : Patent,

Corporate Author : DEPARTMENT OF THE NAVY WASHINGTON D C

Personal Author(s) : Calkins,Burton H. ; Carstens,Dale L. ; Riester,James J.

Report Date : 03 APR 1973

Pagination or Media Count : 3

Abstract : The patent relates to a flat, circular flare having a thin-walled plastic case containing a disk of pyrotechnic material provided with a star-center and having a fuze means for igniting said pyrotechnic material. The flat, circular flare is launched from an aircraft by spinning and the flare floats or sails to the ground while burning.

Descriptors :   (*AIRCRAFT FLARES, *PATENTS), ILLUMINATION, AERODYNAMIC CHARACTERISTICS, DRAG, ARMING DEVICES

Subject Categories : Pyrotechnics

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE