"> M158 Signal Illuminant Ground Red Star Cluster

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M158 Signal Illuminant Ground Red Star Cluster

The M158 is used for signaling among ground troop emplacements and occasionally to aircraft. The M158 Signal consists of a five-star green cluster illuminant assemble and a rocket motor propulsion assembly all contained in a ten-inch hand-held aluminum launching tube. The fin stabilized rocket assembly propels the illuminant to an altitude of 300 feet after which an expelling charge ignites the illuminant and the assembly free falls to the ground and burns for 10 seconds at an intensity of 9,000 candlepower.

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