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Inflatable Naval Gunnery Targets a.k.a The Killer Tomato

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Custom Fabrication of Inflatable PVC, Radar Reflective Navy Target Balloon
Custom Fabrication of Inflatable PVC,
Radar Reflective Target
Balloon
(older DHR model shown)

Target Balloon Radar Test

Target Balloon Launch

Our Killer Tomatoes were recently featured 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.

[PDF] Killer Tomato Target Balloon FAQ Sheet

To download, print and/or view the PDF overview of the APPF Killer Tomatoes® Target Balloon, click here (360KB).





Key Features:
  • Pre-inflated Size: 10' x 10' x 10 +/- 6"
  • Inflated Size: 14' x 14' x 14' +/- 6"
  • Internal Radar Reflector; Fully Assembled and Mounted
  • 25' Floating recovery / Trip line to aid recovery
  • 8-Reinforced D-Rings to Secure the Inflated Target
  • Easy to Deploy
  • Easy to Rig
  • Superior Performance
  • Easy Retrieval
  • Towable
  • Superior Radar Signature



Call (714)891-3191 x1110 or e-mail Sales@appf.com for Pricing


Click Here for a PDF copy of this information

"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

Davis Instruments Radar Reflector with cable tie attachment

National Stock Number

6920-01-629-0823
6920-01-593-2415
6920-00-868-9847
6920-01-628-9939
Not Asssigned
5840-01-628-9872

Drogue Chute

Yes
Yes
No
No
No
N/A

Floating Recovery Line w/float

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

25' line and float

No
N/A

Radar Reflector

Yes
Yes
Yes
No
No
Yes

12 Mil PVC

Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
N/A

Color: International Orange

Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Gold

"D" Rings

6
6
8
2
4
N/A

Inflated Dimensions

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

Pre-Inflated Dimensions

14'x14x'12'
10'x10'x10'
10'x10'x10'
5'x5'x5'
5'x5'x5'
N/A

Weight

102 lbs.
63 lbs
48 lbs
28 lbs
3 ozs
9 ozs

Box Dimensions

30"x12"x21"
24"x12"x18"
24"x12"x18"
15"x12"x6"
9"x7"x1"
13"x13"x1"

Cubes

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




APPF Process Highlights:
  • Product integrity of each Target Balloon / Buoy based on our renowned RF Welding Process
  • APPF's Dedication to quality and performance in never compromised
  • We use only the latest technology and welding procedures to deliver quality products
  • Customers like the US Navy rely on quality products from APPF


To find out more about APPF, please use the contact information listed below and find out how APPF can work with you today.

For sales and/or product information questions, please contact APPF Inc directly at:

APPF, Inc.
Global Headquarters
7311 Doig Drive
Garden Grove, CA 92841
USA
714-891-3191

Sales@appf.com 


For Sales information in Singapore, Indonesia, Malaysia and other contries in this region, please contact:

Ahmad Zamani Yang, Managing Director DF Techz Sdn. Bhd.
No. 43-2 (B) Wangsa Metroview
Metro Wangsa Section 2, Wangsa Maju 53300 Kuala Lumpur Malaysia
Mobile: 601 2 506 1821
Tel: 603 4 142 8821

zamani@dftechz.com.my

 



©2017, APPF, Inc. American Pacific Plastic Fabricators, Inc. All rights reserved. *Killer Tomatoes® 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. (1-17)

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