CANDLE SMOKE GROUND MK 3/L
GENERAL :
This is designed for producing stable, thick and non-toxic smoke of very high degree of screening power, behind which troops and materials can be protected from the enemy observance and aimed fire. The smoke thus produced, helps the troops to retreat undisturbed.

The cylindrical case which contains the smoke composition is made of tinned plate. After filling of the smoke composition the case is closed with a lid made of the same material. The firing arrangement consists of a tinned plate thimble which protrudes through a central hole in the lid and contains a blob of friction composition with a thin layer of priming composition and quick match underneath. The store is manufactured to Government of India, Ministry of Defence specification No. 1A-833 and drawing No. ICW 24.
PHYSICAL CHARACTERISTICS :

Total length of the candle

304.8 mm (Maximum)

Weight of filled candle

3.0 kgs

Mass of smoke composition (KK 715)

2.2 kgs (approx.)

 
PERFORMANCE CHARACTERISTICS :

Time of burning of individual candle

150-360 sec

Mean time of burning of 8 candles

180-350 sec

Colour of smoke

Black

 
SAFETY :
The top part of the candle is covered with water proofing paper. The friction igniter is closed by a lid, to avoid accidental ignition.
QUALITY :
The raw materials used for components are tested by Independent Quality Assurance Wing. During manufacturing stage, quality surveillance by both producer and Army’s representatives is provided. Important components are proof tested and only accepted components are taken for final assembly. Final store is tested statically for time of burning.
RELIABILITY :
Due to its sound and simple design and careful manufacture, the store is reliable for use in combat field environment.
SHELF LIFE :
Shelf life of this ammunition is 8 years.
PACKING :
12 candles are packed in one wooden box M-167.
STOWAGE DIMENSION :
Packing box size

467 mm x 372 mm x 330 mm

Gross weight

46.72 kgs

Net weight

36.0 kgs

Volume

0.05 cu.m

 
HAZARD CLASSIFICATION :

Candle is classified in compatibility group

G
Hazard Division 1.4

Fire fighting

4
Contact :
Marketing & Export Division
Ordnance Factory Board
Ayudh Bhawan
Government of India
Ministry of Defence
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