An experimental investigation of the sensitization of aliphatic hydrocarbon fuels.

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Authors
Laack, Dennis Raymond
Subjects
jet fuel sensitization
firebombs
JP-5 napalm
flame weapons
Advisors
Sinclair, James E.
Date of Issue
1969-06
Date
June 1969
Publisher
Monterey, California. U.S. Naval Postgraduate School
Language
en_US
Abstract
Jet aircraft fuels are relatively stable and safe to handle. Therefore they are not readily adaptable to weapons applications. A study of the sensitization of the jet fuel with solid additives was carried out. Comparisons between the mixtures with the different solid additives were made to determine the best ones An investigation of different ignition methods was also made to find a practical means of igniting the mixtures. The results indicated that the jet fuel could be sensitized using a strong oxidizer in conjunction with either magnesium or red phosphorous. The fuel can also be ignited with a combination of chemicals which produce a spontaneous reaction.
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Thesis
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Department
Aeronautics
Organization
Naval Postgraduate School (U.S.)
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Approved for public release; distribution is unlimited.
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This publication is a work of the U.S. Government as defined in Title 17, United States Code, Section 101. Copyright protection is not available for this work in the United States.
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