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.
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