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Killer Tomato Target Balloons


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APPF Inc. developed its next-generation of Target balloon/buoy for use in training exercises, man over board drills, and as 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 was possible with earlier 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.

"Killer Tomato"

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Monster "Killer Tomato"®* PN:NSN-6920-17 KILLER TOMATO Original "Killer Tomato"®* PN:NSN-6920-MK2 NEW DESIGN: Cherry "Killer Tomato"®* MK2 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 6920-00-868-9847 6920-01-693-2850 6920-01-628-9939 Not Asssigned
Drogue Chute Yes Yes Yes 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 7 2 4
Inflated Dimensions 17'x17'x15' 14'x14'x14' 6'x6'x6' 6'x6'x6' 5.5"x5.5"x5.5"
Pre-Inflated Dimensions 14'x14x'12' 10'x10'x10' 5'x5'x5' 5'x5'x5' 5"x5"x5"
Weight 102 lbs. 63 lbs 27 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 .62 cubic ft .03 cubic
PowerFlare flashing lights avaialble in RED and Infrared* Available Available Available Available N/A

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

Available Accessories 

  • 3M Scotchlite™ High Gain Reflective Tape
  • Davis Instruments- Radar Reflector with cable tie attachment
  • PowerFlare in Red and Infrared
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Killer Tomatoes Logo and graphics are used with permission of W. Finletter Films LLC

© 2023, APPF, Inc. American Pacific Plastic Fabricators, Inc. All rights reserved.

*Killer Tomato®

are a word mark and graphic Trademark & Copyright owned by W. Finletter Films, LLC, with respect to the movie.

Killer Tomatoes are used with permission. No registration of the term Killer Tomatoes is implied or claimed with respect to target balloons. US Patent 6,692,416 B1, 7,932,850 B1 and other Patents Pending. (05/21)
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