Accession Number : ADD008354

Title :   Parachute Flare Having a Variable Burn Rate.

Descriptive Note : Patent,

Corporate Author : DEPARTMENT OF THE ARMY WASHINGTON DC

Personal Author(s) : Matura,Joseph R

Report Date : 13 Jun 1978

Pagination or Media Count : 6

Abstract : A variable burn rate/variable burn time parachute flare, adapted to be transported by a gun cannon or howitzer to a desired height and then ignited to burn at an intensity of 1.6 to 1.8 times 10 to the 6th power candlepower for 25 to 35 seconds, followed by a second burn at about 0.8 times 10 to the 6th power candlepower for 75 to 35 seconds and comprising a flare case having a hollow cylindrical wall about 4.5 inches in diameter and about 7 inches long, closed at one-end and open at the other end, and a 0.03 inch coating of polyester or epoxy resin on the closed end and on one-third of two-thirds of the inner wall thereof adjacent to the closed end. (Author)

Descriptors :   *Patents, *Parachute flares, *Burning rate, Variations, Intensity, Gun launchers, Cylindrical bodies

Subject Categories : Pyrotechnics

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE