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Luftwaffe flare cartridge - white

Luftwaffe flare cartridge - white

Code: S23420

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Rauchsaballpatrone Weiss.   White smoke puff flare cartridge.  Aluminium and approximately 10cm 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 is an aircraft signal designed to emit a ball of white smoke to be seen for about 350 yards.  The cartridge has been fired and is completely empty/inert and totally safe.  It has markings denoting the type of flare and has a May 1938 production date plus a 30 June 1944 'use by' date.  Great for display.  Not commonly found.  We have a few other types of flare available.  Stock code S23420.