parachute flare


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parachute flare

[′par·ə‚shüt ‚fler]
(engineering)
Pyrotechnic device attached to a parachute and designed to provide intense illumination for a short period; it may be discharged from aircraft or from the surface.

parachute flare

A high-luminosity pyrotechnic flare attached to a parachute and released from an aircraft to illuminate a region. It assists with attacks, landings, observations, etc. It descends slowly and its illumination period depends on the height of the release of the flare, the size of the parachute, and the prevalent winds.
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"The smoke, dust, searchlights, parachute flares and flare grenades combined to create a surreal effect difficult to describe.
Relying on their eyes, sometimes aided by illumination from parachute flares to detect movers along the railroads and roads, the pilots flew as low as possible to find targets and still navigate safely through the dark valleys.
In order to navigate at night, commanders used compasses and parachute flares. During the day, they could have used route reconnaissance.
"These red parachute flares go 1,000ft into the air and the phosphorus burns when they land.
The D-Class lifeboat Joseph Hughes launched at 8.30pm guided by Craster auxiliary coastguard, and the person who contacted the team, using white parachute flares to improve visibility in the darkness.
Colour Sergeant X and Lance-CorporalY - both serving soldiers - deny stealing 554 rounds of rifle ammunition, 978 rounds of 9mm pistol ammo, 742 rounds of 12 bore anti-riot shotgun shells, smoke grenades and parachute flares.
At night, the only difference is that parachute flares are launched so the Soldiers can see their targets.
I was quite lucky to deliver near the large firework factory, which was now making and testing parachute flares.
It consisted of six torpedo aircraft, four with bombs and two with four bombs and 16 parachute flares. One aircraft arrived 15 minutes early and, although the pilot circled at sea, the defences were alerted.
Three distress flares, two parachute flares and one packet of mini flares were taken from a blue haversack, with a survival kit containing food, blankets and first aid equipment
Parachute flares (300 m and 1000 m) is the hand (without the use of tools) used in munitions, aimed at ensuring night-time user of battle or training situation, the landscape illuminated.