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Tracer canister?

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  1. tellermine

    tellermine New Member

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    Hi,

    I have found this little canister containing traces of red phosphorus. Does anyone have any idea what it was used for?
    The dimensions are: length: 6,7cm and diameter: 2,1cm
    I was thinking about the compartment in a shell which has a tracer filling, like shown on this website: http://www.passioncompassion1418.com/decouvertes/english_fusees_munitions.html#speciaux at the part about "Tracer, lighting and incendiary shells".
    I was hoping anyone could help me identify this piece.

    Kind regards,

    Mark
     

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    could it be a U.S. late war 20 mm phosphor shell?
     
  3. tellermine

    tellermine New Member

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    Thanks for moving my post to the right section.
    I have searched for that on google but can't find something similar. Do you happen to have an example picture?
     
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    20 mm is the usual diameter for flares from Germany, UK and France too .
     
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    Fred Wilson "The" Rogue of Rogues

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    Very cool website Mark.

    Nicely done! Now added to my references list.
     
  8. tellermine

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    Thanks for all the input! Is there a way to tell from which country it belonged to?


    Yes, I found that site while doing research for my object. That website is really detailed and interesting to read!
     

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