Aeronautical Instruments & Tools
Stock No. 5320
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German WW11 Bakelite Flare Cartridge Case with Contents - Click for the bigger picture

German WW11 Bakelite Flare Cartridge Case with Contents

the lid carries the original label reading ‘Sternsignalpatronen’ with a red star indicating the cartridges were star code red and a rating number of 117. The label is dated September 1941 with further wording ‘dag Untersucht’ indicating the examination date ; this has not been filled in. The screw top reveals 5 red flare cartridges which are all deactivated/inert. The cartridge cases are stamped ‘Rauchspurpatrone rot’ meaning smoke streamer red. The calibre of the aluminium cartridges is 26.5 mm and would have been used in conjunction with the leuchpistole. Some of the cartridge stamping is now faded but we can decipher various manufacturing dates including 1940, 1941and 1944. Some also carry expiry dates that are 4 years later. An identical case is illustrated in Mick Prodger’s Flying Equipment excellent reference book on page 82 although these cases were used by all branches of the the German Wehrmacht in WW11. The inside of the cases carries various manufacturers marks. An excellent display example and scarce to find with contents and entirely safe to own in a collection within the UK.Case measures 4. 75” high by 4” diameter.(11.5 cm x 10.5 cm)