Cover: A ''Flash Bulb'' Approach to Some Vietnam Defense Problems

A ''Flash Bulb'' Approach to Some Vietnam Defense Problems

Published 1967

by S. T. Cohen


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A scheme for using directed, high-intensity light flashes to reduce the efficiency of Viet Cong night attacks. The flash intensity required is estimated and the physical components of the system are described. The system would be basically simple in nature and probably could be operated by indigenous personnel. Its cost would be low: The components consist essentially of a primitive reflecting system, a stockpile of cheap flash charges, and a mechanism to ignite the charges.

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