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Luftwaffe flare pistol cartridge - red

Luftwaffe flare pistol cartridge - red

Code: M23417

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Rauchspurpatrone Rot.  Luftwaffe red smoke flare cartridge.  Aluminium, 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 example has been fired and is completely empty/inert and totally safe.  It has markings denoting the type of flare and is 1942 dated.  Great for display.  Not commonly found.  We have other types of flare available.  Stock code S23417.