illuminating projectile

illuminating projectile

[ə′lü·mə‚nād·iŋ prə‚jek·təl]
(ordnance)
Projectile, with a time fuse, that releases a parachute flare at any desired height; used for lighting up an area. Also known as star shell.
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Tenders are invited for illuminating projectile for uk mod 105mm artillary platform.
Defence General Munitions has a possible future requirement for the supply of a "white-light" illuminating projectile in support of the 105mm UK MoD Artillery Platform.