Smoke-Puff Charge

The following article is from The Great Soviet Encyclopedia (1979). It might be outdated or ideologically biased.

Smoke-Puff Charge

 

a device for simulating bursts of artillery shells. The device is used in tactical exercises and training practice. The smoke-puff charge has a water-impermeable jacket within which about 80 g of black powder are placed. The explosion is produced by igniting a safety fuse in the jacket. The explosion of the smoke-puff charge releases a medium-loud report and a small cloud of white smoke. The device presents an explosion hazard, and precautionary measures are taken when storing and using it.

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