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    Generator colored smoke No. 26 Mk I

    Who has some information (size, weight, content, cut away drawing, etc.) about the Generator Coloured Smoke No. 26 Mk I. I know the green and yellow smoke version. Are there more colours? Are these used by British forces during WW2 in Europe or alone in Australia?

    Greetings - Antoon

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    There is a blue one too : https://www.awm.gov.au/collection/C283722

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    I assume this crate is for these generators :

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    Green somoke : PN435
    23% LACTOSE
    27% POTASSIUM CHLORATE
    28% DYE, QUINIZARIN GREEN (C.I.1078)
    22% DYE, QUINOLINE YELLOW C.I. 800
    Any Live or Dug ordnance shown by me has been disposed of by EOD personnel .

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    I think the Australian War Memorial have incorrectly identified these as having been manufactured at Maribyrnong, 2MB is the monogram of the Metal Box Company, Robinson's Branch, UK. As the name implies they manufactured containers. The diagram for the Generator shows the filler's monogram on the lid, which is absent in each specimen. There's also a neat hole in each lid, suggesting these were supplied as inert examples.

    The amended burning times are -

    Red smoke - 15-30 secs
    Green smoke - 10-20 secs
    Blue smoke - 10-20 secs
    Yellow smoke - 15-20 secs

    TimG
    Generator No 26.pdf

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    I had a red one, American Paratroops used them also,,,,,,, Dave

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    They were packed in Box Steel P59, 40 per box. The pack shown is a P59 Mark II, more famous as the container for hundreds of thousands, if not millions of Shell QF Separate 25 Pounder from the 1940s to 1960s, packed x4 in a spring loaded clamp. The clamp fit area can be seen in the box. The quantity of smoke composition would have been the same for all colours but the burning times and intensity would have varied due to the difference in compositions.
    1 Gen Smk No 26 - 1.jpg2 Gen Smk No 26 - 1.jpg

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