Accession Number : AD0892269

Title :   Development of Experimental Intermetallic-Forming Starter System for the M1 Smoke (HC) Canister.

Descriptive Note : Final rept. May-Aug 71,

Corporate Author : AIR FORCE ARMAMENT LAB EGLIN AFB FL

Personal Author(s) : McKenney, Robert L., Jr.

Report Date : OCT 1971

Pagination or Media Count : 32

Abstract : A program was initiated to develop an improved starter system for the M1 smoke (HC) canister used in the 105mm M84A1 (HC) smoke projectile. The experimental starter material was based on an intermetallic-forming reaction of the titanium-boron system. Static and dynamic testing was carried out. The starter system produces the heat necessary to initiate and sustain combustion of HC smoke composition. (Author)

Descriptors :   *EXPLOSIVE ACTUATORS), (*SMOKE MUNITIONS, COMBUSTION, TITANIUM, BORON, SMOKE PROJECTILES, THERMAL ANALYSIS.

Subject Categories : Pyrotechnics

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE