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    American AN-M26 Flare

    American AN-M26, Flare, Aircraft, Parachute.

    The AN-M26 is a flare which is discharged from its case and ignited when the fuze functions. It is parachute supported and burns for 3 to 3.5 minutes with a yellowish light of 800,000-candle power.

    The complete round is 50 inches long, 8 inches in diameter, and weighs 52.5 pounds of which 14 pounds is flare charge.

    The fuze flare, mechanical time, AN-M111 series is authorised for use with the AN-M26 flare.

    Ref: TM 9 1980 American Bombs for Aircraft 1950

    AN-M111 series fuze attached to flare (not the best pic).


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    Re:American AN-M26 Flare

    Complete flare


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    Re:American AN-M26 Flare

    Close-up of suspension shackle.


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    Re:American AN-M26 Flare

    That is lovely Invest, I only just found this thread keep them coming.
    DAZ

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    Re:American AN-M26 Flare

    Many thanks DAZ

    I thought some members would enjoy the pics

    Cheers,

    Invest

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    I am a little confused on these pics. The thread says they are of an AN/M26 Parachute flare, but the picture titles say they are of an AN/M46 Photoflash Bomb.
    Can someone clarify this for me?

    Regards,
    Larry

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    Hi,


    Extract from TM 9-1980 :
    Image1.jpg

    Hope this helps

    Regards,

    S.

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    Interesting item in good condition , and with the release mechanism attached. Thanks for posting the pictures. Keep them comming.
    Regards, DJH

    Ps: what's the item right beside it in the plastified crate?

 

 

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