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    Id Please..... Airdrop item ????

    I had this identified before either on BOCN or more likely some other site but have lost all info on what it is,so can someone remind me what it is again please..Whatever it was was found about 3 years ago during clearance task in the UK
    apologies to whoever identified it before

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    Photoflash device with remains of parachute attachments perhaps?

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    Centre picture look like a chute hard point - look like a lepus flare to me.. Should be 8" in dia - If so I am a sad puppy as I use to work on them
    Last edited by jayteepee_1999; 20th October 2008 at 10:17 PM.

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    Question Battlefield illuminator ?

    Could it be what was known as a "Battlefield Illuminator" as they had very large chutes attached for slow descent and were about the size of your mystery item?

    Chris

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    Bofors Ordnance - Sweden use to make the Lepus Flare. It was used on many aircraft such as Phantom, Jaguar, Buccaneer. In operation it produced 4 million candle power and lasted for approx 2 minutes.

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    many thanks for all your responses to this re-identification for me ..
    thanks spotter

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    Im looking for this piece of a lepus Flare to restore a complete one, If anyone can point me in the right direction to find one id be much appreciated.
    Im in the UK and the flare is to be displayed with a Harrier GR3 at the Yorkshire Air Museum.
    Cheers
    Gary


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    I had this identified before either on BOCN or more likely some other site but have lost all info on what it is,so can someone remind me what it is again please..Whatever it was was found about 3 years ago during clearance task in the UK
    apologies to whoever identified it before

    spotter

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    Does anyone could post diagrams and pictures of original Lepus Flare ?
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    Found in Swedish bombs (bofors) 80kg M60 (B-32-2-7)
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