Accession Number : AD0835236

Title :   HARVELL-KILGORE, K-500, HAND-HELD ROCKET-PROPELLED PARACHUTE RED FLARES, LOT NO. 132,

Corporate Author : COAST GUARD BALTIMORE MD FIELD TESTING AND DEVELOPMENT CENTER

Personal Author(s) : Buzhardt, R. E., Jr

Report Date : 24 JUN 1968

Pagination or Media Count : 10

Abstract : Distress signals were tested for conformance to U. S. Coast Guard Specification for Signals, Distress, Hand-Held Rocket-Propelled Parachute Red Flare, subpart 160.036. Performance tests of 24 signals are reported. The tests covered firing and operating characteristics, altitude, rate of descent, burning time, candlepower, storage, ignition and chromaticity. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*DISTRESS SIGNALS, PORTABLE EQUIPMENT), (*PARACHUTE FLARES, PERFORMANCE(ENGINEERING)), ROCKET PROPULSION, COLORED FLARES, FIRING TESTS(ORDNANCE), ALTITUDE, DESCENT, BURNING RATE, ILLUMINATION, IGNITION, COLORIMETRY, SPECIFICATIONS, COAST GUARD.

Subject Categories : Pyrotechnics
      Escape, Rescue and Survival

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE