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WW1 Aerial Flechette/Dart Type 2

Steel \'dart\' as dropped by aircrews over the trenches to maim, injure & kill troops & horses. Approx. 12cms in length x 8mm diameter. Circular section shaft with pointed tip & cruciform \'tail\' section to aid stability in flight. Light surface corrosion, otherwise very good. Engraved/stamped \'Invention Francais\' and \'Fabrication Allemand\'. Presumably used by the Imperial German Air Force. Similar patterns were used by other air forces during the Great War. We have a two in stock identical to that shown in the \'stock\' photo. Stock code M16527.