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U.S. Patent 4,293,314: Gelled Fuel-Air Explosive

October 6, 1981

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Published: 1981
Language: English
Wordcount: 2,204 / 14 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 53.4
LoC Category: TP
Downloads: 1,613
Added to site: 2008.07.23 21581



1. Field of the Invention 5

This invention relates to fuels for fuel air explosive weapons. More particularly, this invention relates to a method for causing an explosion comprising the steps of dispersing a cloud of liquid fuel in the air and detonating the cloud wherein the cloud is composed of particles of 10 gelled or ungelled 1,2-butylene oxide.

1. Description of the Prior Art

Fuel air explosive weapons are now well known. A typical example of one is depicted in U.S. Pat. No. 3,955,509 which was issued to Gary A. Carlson on May 15 11, 1976.

Fuel air explosive weapons may be described as devices which, upon activation, cause liquid fuel particles to be dispersed in the form of a detonable cloud in the air and then detonate the cloud. 20

A number of fuels have been used in fuel air explosive weapons. Among these are ethylene oxide and propylene oxide. Because of the ease with which is clo

Reader Reviews

Average Rating of 2 from 1 reviews: **
Paulo Respighi

If a flammable liquid is sprayed as an aerosol across a large area, then ignited, the entire area will explode. This gentleman is patenting a better liquid to explode--it's safer. Not for the poor beggars on the ground, but for us, the good guys.
The man's concern for the troops is touching.



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