Flare, NC-3

Flare, NC-3

     

Aircrew forced down at sea used surface flares like this one from NC-3 to signal their position to rescuers.

Gift of Mrs. Sara Hargraves

Physical Description:
Octagonal, filled with wax like substance, weighted end, gray, grooved at top

Country of Origin
United States of America

Manufacturer
Curtiss Airplane Co.

Date
1919

Location
National Air and Space Museum, Washington, DC
Exhibition
Barron Hilton Pioneers of Flight

Type
INSTRUMENTS-Navigational

Materials
OVERALL - WOOD
Dimensions
3-D: 61 x 7cm (24 x 2 3/4 in.)

Aircrew forced down at sea used surface flares like this one from NC-3 to signal their position to rescuers.

Gift of Mrs. Sara Hargraves

Physical Description:
Octagonal, filled with wax like substance, weighted end, gray, grooved at top

Country of Origin
United States of America

Manufacturer
Curtiss Airplane Co.

Date
1919

Location
National Air and Space Museum, Washington, DC
Exhibition
Barron Hilton Pioneers of Flight

Type
INSTRUMENTS-Navigational

Materials
OVERALL - WOOD
Dimensions
3-D: 61 x 7cm (24 x 2 3/4 in.)

ID: A19360009000