US Flare, Parachute, M26, AN-M26




These flares are used to provide illumination for night bombardment; also may be used to blind antiaircraft defenses.

The flare is enclosed in a metal cylindrical case with a rounded nose and tail fins. In the nose is a mechanical time fuze. The tail end is closed with a shipping cover that has a handle attached and sealed by a strip of tape. The case is equipped with two suspension lugs 14 inches apart.

See Also

Bomb, Leaflet, No. 2 Mk 1, No. 2 Mk 2 Nickle


Collaborative Ordnance Data Repository

OP 1664, Volume 1 - US Explosive Ordnance (1947)

USNBD - Bombs and Fuzes, Pyrotechnics (1945)

TM 9-1904, Ammunition Inspection Guide (1944)