Accession Number : ADD006462

Title :   Training Flare Dispensing System.

Descriptive Note : Patent,

Corporate Author : DEPARTMENT OF THE ARMY WASHINGTON DC

Personal Author(s) : Stirrat ,William M ; Brandt,Donald H

Report Date : 19 Jun 1979

Pagination or Media Count : 8

Abstract : This report describes a system for safely simulating artillery delivered flare illumination over troops engaged in nighttime tactical training exercises. It utilizes a lifting device for carrying a tethered electrically initiated, gravity released flare dispenser system to provide illumination over a target area while substantially reducing the hazard to personnel of flare debris fallout and malfunction danger to the lifting device. A tubularly shaped flare dispenser housing member supports a plurality of reloadable cylindrically shaped parachute flare assemblies. An electrically operated parachute flare initiator is utilized to simultaneously ignite and drop-release one or more combustible case flares by severing a burn-through cord retaining member. (Author)

Descriptors :   *Patents, *Dispensers, *Parachute flares, Tubular structures, Tethering, Wire rope, Release mechanisms, Gravity, Electric igniters, Combustible cartridge cases, Helicopters, Air drop operations, Training devices, Army training, Night warfare, Simulation

Subject Categories : Pyrotechnics

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE