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.
  • NASM2012-02145

  • Copyright/Owner: Smithsonian Institution
  • Source: National Air and Space Museum, Smithsonian Institution
  • Photographer: Eric Long
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