SIGNAL DISTRESS DAY AND NIGHT

TECHNICAL SPECIFICATIONS :

Length

148mm

Diameter

43.3 mm

Smoke Emission time

20 ± 2 sec (but not less than 18 secs)

Estimated mass 260 g
Net Expl content 54g (approx)
Shelf Life 5 years
Duration of flare ( Bright-red flare) 20 ± 2 sec (but not less than 17 secs)
Colour Configuration Dense orange smoke
 
ROLL :
Used by Navy as signal when they are in distress. It gives a dense cloud of orange smoke and travels slowly high up in the sky which can be easily seen by aircraft or other ships in "daytime". It also gives a vivid red flare without spurting and visible at night.
FUNCTION :
The smoke starts emitting on release of striker by activating the fork by hand. The striker hits cap and ignites the composition thereby emitting the smoke. Similarly, on the flare side the cap is activated by striker thereby igniting the flare composition.
ADVANTAGES :
Easy to handle. Can be transported manually. Gives bright red flare on one side and dense orange smoke on other side. Separate striker mechanism fitted on both sides.
QUALITY :
Quality Assurance system on the product is based in accordance with ISO Standard ISO-9001, IS-2500 /BS-6000 and related specn. JSS/BIS/IND/(ME) and store specn. /Drawing.
SAFETY :
Flare is safe in all respects during handling storage and transportation.
RELIABILITY :
The ammunition has an overall reliability of 97.50%
PACKING :
8 Nos. of signals are packed in a steel box with wooden fitments to avoid rattling.

STOWAGE DIMENSIONS :

Steel box - 355 mm x 241 mm x 315 mm holding 24 Nos.

 
HAZARD CLASSIFICATION :

Compatibility

G

Hazard Division

1.2

Fire Fighting

2

Contact :
Marketing & Export Division
Ordnance Factory Board
Ayudh Bhawan
Government of India
Ministry of Defence
10A, S. K. Bose Road, Kolkata – 700 001, India.

Tel: 0091-33-2248 9027 / 2248 2103 / 2248 5077-80
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