PdL Support Systems

M127A1 Signal Illuminant White Star Parachute

The M127A1 is primarily for surface-to-air distress signaling, location signaling between troop emplacements, and battlefield illumination. The M127A1 Signal is a white star illuminant parachute suspended and propelled by a fin stabilized rocket motor propulsion assembly all of which is contained in a ten-inch, hand-held aluminum launching tube weighting 1.2 pounds. The rocket assembly reaches an altitude of 700 feet before the initiating charge ignites the white star illuminant and the assembly parachutes to the ground and burns for 30 seconds at 125,000 candlepower.