After the 1967 USS Forrestal incident in the Vietnam theatre the US developed thermal protection coatings for aircraft bombs.
Also protective sleeves for nose and base fuzes were developed.
I understand the mterials used have a high thermal resistance, a high insulation grade and likely are also deflecting heat.
While asbestos comes to mind first I wonder if this material is or ever was used and what other materials are contained.
Do development reports exist somewhere? Right now I did not succeed in finding anything propper on it.
Anybody who knows more or has a report on these coatings and sleeves?
Here an exemplary image of a MK82 with thermal protection coating on the bomb body and a sleeve on the nose fuze.
Image source: internet.