Who Are the Mad Bombers?

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Who are the Mad Bombers?

By Jim Newsreel

Science for the People’ Vol. 2, No. 4, December 1970, p. 37

This chart is a sample of contracts for incendiary munitions awarded between July 1, 1968 and June 30, 1970. For a more complete listing of contracts, see the chart of incendiary munitions in the first edition of the NARMIC pamphlet “Local Action/Research Guide No. 1; Weapons for Counterinsurgency; Chemical/Biological; Antipersonnel; Incendiary.” (Available from NARMIC, 160 N. 15th St., Philadelphia, Pa. 19102, $1.00) There is a total of 39 companies and institutions that have at one time or another produced or developed incendiary munitions (exclusive of white phosphorous projectiles.) Contracts beginning with the letters DA arc Army contracts; with AF or F, Air Force contracts; with N, Navy contracts. Special thanks to the Liberated Guardian of September 27, 1970, p. 14.

Contractor Product Contract
A.M.S. MFG. INC.
Melville, N.Y.
Firing pin holder for M36E1 750-lb. incendiary cluster bomb DAAA 15-70-C-0230
$170,660           12/23/69
AMERICAN ELECTRIC, INC.
La Mirada, Calif.
BLU-32A/B Firebomb filled
with napalm
F42600-70-C-0728
$9,234,164        10/23/69
4,530,723 lbs. of napalm & loaded into BLU-27/B bomb cases F42600-69-C-3363
$408,265           7/11/69
AMRON CORP. (subsidiary of Gulf & Western Industries, Inc.)
Waukesha, Wisc.
M56E5 20mm. high explosive-incendiary projectile DAAA24-70-C-0324A
$1,887,300        1/2/70
ATLAS FABRICATORS, INC.
Long Beach, Calif.
MXU-469/B fin assembly for BLU-1/27 firebombs F42600-69-C-2821
$187,791           2/25/69
BARSTOCK PRODUCTS, INC.
Sun Valley, Calif.
Firing pin for M36E1 750-lb. incendiary cluster bomb DAAA 15-70-C-0168
$61,221             11/10/69
BRUNSWICK CORP.
Sugar Grove, Va.
M201A1E1 fuze for M14 thermate hand grenade and other hand grenades DAAA 13-70-C-0015
$25,651             9/30/69
CLARKE CAN CO., INC.
Philadelphia, Pa.
Container assembly for M14 thermate hand grenade and M34 white phosphorous DAAA 15-69-C-0020
$45,530             7/31/69
COLT’S, INC.
Hartford, Conn.
FMU-7B/B electric fuze for firebombs DAAA 15-70-C-0233
$806,861           12/10/69
FOURDEE, INC.
Cascalberry, Fla.
FMU-7B/B electric fuze initiator for firebombs DAAA 15-69-C-0742
$249,951           7/14/69
GALION AMCO, INC.
Galion, Ohio
M505A3 fuze for 20mm. high explosive-incendiary projectiles DAAA25-69-C-0165
$2,159,700        11/14/68
GRAMMERCY MACHINE CORP.
Freeport, N.Y.
M39 plunger assemblies for M36 incendiary cluster bomb $196,350 (DMS)
HARVEY ALUMINUM, INC.
Torrance, Calif.
M56A3 20mm. high explosive-incendiary projectile DAAA25-69-C-0183
$2,490,024       11/14/69
L.E. MASON CO.
Hyde Park, Mass.
Primer holder for M36E 1 750-lb. incendiary cluster bomb DAAA 14-70-C-0226
$123,103           12/23/69
MAXSON ELECTRONICS CORP.
Maxson-Macon Div., Macon, Ga.
Mk77 Mod 2 firebomb N00104-69-C-0127
$1,768,068       11/12/69
NUCLEAR SYSTEMS, INC.
Garland, Tex.
Cable assembly for FMU-7B/B electric fuze for firebombs DAAA15-69-C-0746
$150,864           7/14/69
TALLEY INDUSTRIES, INC.
Mest, Ariz.
AN-M 14 thermate hand grenade DAAA15-69-C-0183
$698,522           11/1/68
ZELLER CORP.
Fort Wayne, Ind.
M56A3 20mm. high explosive-incendiary projectile DAAA25-69-C-0184A
$2,516,603      11/14/68
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