Killer Tomato Target Balloon

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Killer Tomato Target Balloon Deployed
Killer Tomato Target Balloon with Drogue Chute
Killer Tomato Target with sea anchor
Happy Killer Tomato Target
Killer Tomato Target with External Radar Reflective Material
Our Killer Tomato Target Balloons were features on the Business Insider Website. CLICK HERE to see one of our targets in use on the USS Bataan.

APPF Inc. developed its next-generation of Target balloon/buoy for use in training exercises, man over board drills, and race marker buoys. They were designed to be easy to deploy. Easy to unpack, set up, inflate, launch and recover. The APPF “Killer Tomatoes”® target balloon/buoy (NSN-6920 MK2) features our patented drogue chute that automatically self deploys on launch. Once the drogue chute is filled the weight of the water holds the target upright and reduces the influence of wind helping the target/buoy hold station.

Our patented design includes mounting the technically advanced radar reflector in the “Catch Rain Position” as high as possible within the target balloon/buoy. This results in a stronger radar image than possible with early target balloon/buoy designs. Radar visible at 10 miles* (16.1 km.) in calm sea conditions is typical. The APPF “Killer Tomatoes”® can be recovered using the floating trip line attached to the bottom of the drogue chute to dump water making recovery possible. The inflated target/buoy can be towed short distances at low speeds under 5 knots.

*depending on sea conditioner & RADAR. mast height.

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"Killer Tomato" Family Vine

Monster "Killer Tomato" PN:NSN-6920-17 KILLER TOMATO

Original "Killer Tomato" PN:NSN-6920-MK2

Original Target Balloon PN:NSN-6920-3D As sold through the DLA Troop Support

Cherry "Killer Tomato" PN:NSN-6920-CHERRY AKA: Orange or Lemon

Pet "Killer Tomato" PN:NSN-6920-PET

National Stock Number

6920-01-629-0823
6920-01-593-2415
6920-00-868-9847
6920-01-628-9939
Not Asssigned

Drogue Chute

Yes
Yes
No
No
No

Floating Recovery Line w/float

50' line and float
25' line and float
25' line and float

25' line and float

No

Radar Reflector

Yes
Yes
Yes
No
No

12 Mil PVC

Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes

Color: International Orange

Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes

"D" Rings

6
6
8
2
4

Inflated Dimensions

17'x17'x15'
14'x14'x14'
14'x14'x14'
6'x6'x6'
5.5"x5.5"x5.5"

Pre-Inflated Dimensions

14'x14x'12'
10'x10'x10'
10'x10'x10'
5'x5'x5'
5'x5'x5'

Weight

102 lbs.
63 lbs
48 lbs
28 lbs
3 ozs

Box Dimensions

30"x12"x21"
24"x12"x18"
24"x12"x18"
15"x12"x6"
9"x7"x1"

Cubes

5.90 cubic ft.
4.0 cubic ft.
4.0 cubic ft.
.62 cubic ft
.03 cubic

TurboFlare flashing lights avaialble in RED and Infrared*

Available
Available
Available
Available
N/A

*Infrared Turbo Flare are special order, and may increase production time.

Killer Tomato logo and poster graphics

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