Military Pyrotechnics Volume N . 2

Military Pyrotechnics Volume N . 2

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1919 edition. Excerpt: ...snugly around the case against the carrying bands, one on each end. The collars are bolted firmly together by the aid of cleats extending the full height of the completed box. These cletes aid in holding the flares apart. A bolt Vi by 2% inches is used. Blocks % inch thick and the Fig. 128.--Boxing completed aeroplane flares. full depth of the box are used at each end, holding the flares firmly in position. A tin lid with a hand-hold attachment is soldered on with soft solder. The wood lid is nailed on very firmly. CHAPTER III. PARACHUTE RIFLE LIGHT. The rifle light is a pyrotechnic device developed during the World War. The rifle light performs a dual function. It is used for lighting purposes, when the illuminating device is swung from a small parachute projected into the air, or it is used for signaling in which case a parachute may or may not be used. If used for illumination, white or colored lights are suspended from a parachute; and if used for signaling, small briquettes of composition are used which will burn with a brilliant light and produce a meteor effect. By reason of the fact that the rifle light is more scientifically designed and by reason of its size, approximately 6% inches long and 1% inches in diameter, it is capable of quantity pro Fig. 120.--Parachute rifle Ui;ht. duction, an important feature, which has resulted in the standardizing of the compositions used and the methods of manufacture to such an extent that the rifle light is a rather well-developed pyrotechnic device. When the light is used for signaling purposes it is usually fired to a height of 500 feet. When used for illuminating purposes a lower altitude is attained. The rifle light is fired from a mortar or discharger, which device is attached to the muzzle of a...show more

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  • Paperback | 46 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 3mm | 100g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236644840
  • 9781236644848