Rauchspurpatrone Blau. Blue smoke flare cartridge. Aluminium and approximately 8cm in length x 3cm diameter. Flare pistols were carried by both fighter and bomber crews for use with signal, parachute and smoke flares. The cartridges were worn around the waist or legs on belts or 'bandoliers'. This cartridge has been fired and is completely empty/inert and totally safe. It has markings denoting the type of flare and an April 1941 production date plus May 1945 'use by' date. Great for display. Not commonly found. Stock code S23418.