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Illuminating Mantle

NSN: 6260-00-270-4060 | Model: A-A-52079

A lacelike woven fabric hood or envelope impregnated with chemicals which, when placed over a fame, produces light by incandescence.

NSN Properties and Flags
NATO Stock Number
General Description
2.625 in. Min, 3.125 in. Max o/a lg, 2.125 in. Min, 2.375 in. Max o/a w, chemically treated seamless tubing knitted of rayon yarn

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NSN 6260-00-270-4060 Datasheet

Supply Class (FSC):
Nonelectrical Lighting Fixtures
Cross Reference:
  • A-A-52079
  • 21A1001
  • MILM43576
Cage Codes:
  • Federal Commercial Item Description (CAGE 58536)
  • Coleman Company, Inc., The (CAGE 80309)
  • Military Specifications (CAGE 81349)
  • 6260-00-270-4060 replaces 6260-00-026-4591
  • 6260-00-270-4060 replaces 6260-00-379-2287
  • 6260-00-270-4060 replaces 6260-00-494-0852
  • 6260-00-270-4060 replaces 6260-00-926-1296
  • 6260-00-270-4060 replaces 6260-01-300-4628

Y - Indicates information is in the hazardous materials information resource system (hmirs).


A - Item does not contain precious metal.


- The item does not have a nuclear hardened feature or any other critical feature such as tolerance, fit restriction or application.

Freight Information:
  • NMFC:

    085360 - Gas mantles in cartons in boxes

  • ACC:

    H - Instruments/equipment/supplies for radio, communications, electrical, laboratory, etc. (includes signal corps)

  • ADC:

    A - Shipment is not a consolidation and does not exceed 84 inches in any dimension.

  • LCL:

    Z - No rating

  • LTL:

    F - 150.0

  • SHC:

    9 - Other or no special handling required (sh)

  • TCC:

    4 - Radioactive material (no label required)

  • WCC:

    491 - Radioactive device

NSN Management Codes:
  • SOS
  • AAC
  • Quantity per pack
  • Unit of Measure
  • Shelf Life
  • Classification Control
  • Repariability
    This is a nonreparable item. if condemned or economically unserviceable, then dispose at the level authorized replace the item.

Questions & Answers:

What are the historical prices recorded for this stock number?
Historical data shows pricing from $6.52 to $10.87..
Does NSN 6260-00-270-4060 have a shelf life?
No. There is no shelf life applicable for this NSN.
What NATO entities are users of this NSN?
Office Of The Secretary Of Agriculture, Department Of The Army, Department Of The Air Force, U.s. Marine Corps, Department Of The Navy, Bonneville Power Administration, General Services Administration, Spain, New Zealand, and Turkey
What is the NIIN of NSN 6260-00-270-4060?
002704060 or 00-270-4060
Does NSN 6260-00-270-4060 require demilitarization?
Yes - ITAR Controlled
What is the most recent solicitation for NSN 6260-00-270-4060?
No solicitations for this NSN.
When was this national stock number assigned to the federal catalog?
Jan 01, 1963

Material Safety



Effects of overexposure: low order of toxicity, may cause hemolysis in
blood stream. Inh: dogs 2-10 wks absormal levcocy.

First Aid

First aid: eye: wash w/lg volume water. Skin: wash w/soap & water. Inh:
prod is non volatile. Ingest: induce vomit.

Chemical Properties

Hcc: a3
solubility in water: complete
appearance and odor: white crystalline, solid mp 932f decomp


Stability indicator/materials to avoid: yes
strong oxidizing matl easily oxidizable matl, organic
stability condition to avoid: unstable @hi temps, eg fires
hazardous decomposition products: nitrogen oxides emitted on

Proper Disposal

Waste disposal methods: follow us aec cfr 10 part 20 & local health dept
reg. Waste should be turned over to commercial disposal agy
handling radioactive wastes.

disclaimer (provided with this information by the compiling agencies):
this information is formulated for use by elements of the department
of defense. the united states of america in no manner whatsoever,
expressly or implied, warrants this information to be accurate and
disclaims all liability for its use. any person utilizing this
document should seek competent professional advice to verify and
assume responsibility for the suitability of this information to their
particular situation.

Ingredients List

Ingred name: thorium nitrate
rtecs #: xo6825000