WW2 German Kreigsmarine Leuchtgeschoeb 60 Illumination Flare

WW2 German Kreisgsmarine Leuchtgeschoeb 60 Illumination Flare

WW2 German Kreigsmarine Leuchtgeschoeb 60 Illumination Flare

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WW11 German Kreigsmarine Leuchtgeschoeb 60 Illumination Flare

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Extremely Rare , German WW2 Kreigsmarine Leuchtgeschoeb 60 illumination flare, overall in good shape, strips in parts and is complete with part of the fin tail. These are very RARE and almost never surface onto the collectors market. These were used onboard U Boats and Torpedo Boats as illumination devices. Has some original stencil marks around main canister

This is a RELIC piece so wont be in perfect condition , please look at pictures.

Completely Inert, Free from Explosives

The Kampfpistole or “combat pistol” in English was a flare gun introduced into German service during 1939 and served throughout World War II.

Design

The Kampfpistole was a single shotbreak action, flare gun designed and produced by Walther that was a variant of the earlier Leuchtpistole 34. Externally both the Kampfpistole and the Leuchtpistole 34 were nearly identical. The difference between the two models was the Kampfpistole had a rifled barrel while the Leuchtpistole 34 was a smoothbore gun. The Kampfpistole could be identified by a Z engraved on the barrel of the gun. The Kampfpistoles frame was machined from duralumin, the barrel was machined from steel, was blued to stop corrosion, and had bakelite pistol grips.[1]

Ammunition

The primary roles for the Kampfpistole were signaling, illumination, target marking, or concealment with a smoke grenade. Later during World War II, explosive rounds were developed to give German troops a small and lightweight grenade launcher for engaging targets from close range which could not be engaged satisfactorily by infantry weapons or artillery without endangering friendly troops.[2]

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