pyrotechnic signal

pyrotechnic signal

[¦pī·rə¦tek·nik ′sig·nəl]
(communications)
Signal designed for military use to produce a colored light or smoke, for the purpose of transmitting information.
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After the Type 89 "knee" mortar was introduced, the Type 10 grenade discharger was usually relegated to discharging pyrotechnic signal flares and smoke shells.
A VERY PISTOL, listed in Webster's 10th Collegiate, is "a pistol for firing Very lights." The Very light is "a pyrotechnic signal in a system of signaling that uses white or colored balls of fire shot from a Very pistol." Edward W.
ACR products, combined with our Pains Wessex and Comet pyrotechnic signals, provide a complete solution to rescue signaling.
The Chinese already blew the bugle and sent pyrotechnic signals [to rally the soldiers] and they attacked, but the Filipinos were able to hold the line.
For more information on all grenades, see FM 3-23.30, Grenades and Pyrotechnic Signals; TM 43-0001-29, Army Ammunition Data Sheets-Grenades.
* FM 3-23.30 (Chg 1), Grenades and Pyrotechnic Signals,