Item:
ON4336

Original U.S. WWII Naval Aviator MkIV Aircraft Float Light Set - Dated 1942

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Item Description

Original Items: Only One Set Available. 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.

Both examples are in excellent condition and are clearly ink stamped:

AIRCRAFT FLOAT LIGHT MK.4
LOT 1-130 8 42
G.H.B

8 42 stands for August, 1942. Constructed of adhesive, aluminum, brass, and wood. Dimensions: 13” × 3” x 3”

Offered in very good/excellent condition these are exceptionally rare with an example currently on display at the Smithsonian Air and Space museum as seen here: https://airandspace.si.edu/multimedia-gallery/4486hjpg

This set is actually two years earlier than the example in the Smithsonian and ours are in better condition!
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