Mark IV Aircraft Float Light

     

Mark IV Aircraft Float Light

The float light was a smoke-producing flare designed to be dropped by an aircraft over open water for drift sighting during the day or night. This type would have been used from the late 1930s through World War II. Gift of Mrs. Elsie F. Showers.

Image Number: NASM2012-02145
Credit: Image by Eric Long, National Air and Space Museum, Smithsonian Institution
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