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Old 16th May 2019, 06:33
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A and C
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The hazard posed to people by the pyrotechnics in the ballistic parachute cooking off in a fire are interesting , during the Vietnam war there was a huge fire on the USS Forristal, an aircraft carrier, while the reason for the fire was the initiation of a rocket by an EMP but the consequences of having old WW2 bombs on the deck ( used for financal reasons ) made things far worse as these cooked off quickly when exposed to fire giving the fire crew very little time to react, modern ordinance is much more resistant to fire and gives fire crews time to put out the fire and cool the area.

I would be very interested to know the fire resistant standards applied to the ballistic parachute pyrotechnic.

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