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AN-M26 Parachute Flares

DAYTON, Ohio -- AN-M26 Parachute Flares on display in the World War II Gallery at the National Museum of the United States Air Force. (U.S. Air Force photo)

DAYTON, Ohio -- AN-M26 Parachute Flares on display in the World War II Gallery at the National Museum of the United States Air Force. (U.S. Air Force photo)


Note:  This item has temporarily been removed from display.

Parachute flares provided illumination for night photo or observation missions. A fuze ignited the flare, and a parachute retarded its fall while it burned for about three minutes with a yellowish light of about 800,000 candlepower.

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