The following video is brought to you courtesy of the Forgotten Weapons YouTube Channel. Click the video below to watch it now.
Cool Forgotten Weapons merch! http://shop.bbtv.com/collections/forgotten-weapons
Signal flares were an important communications tool for aircraft during World War Two, and a multitude of flare pistol types exist with mounting brackets for aerial use. The introduction of pressurized fuselages made this a much more difficult proposition, however. These two flare pistols were designed by the British to maintain the pressurized seal of an aircraft body while still allowing firing and reloading through a pivoting mount and system of seals. I bet you haven’t seen something quite like these before!
PO Box 87647
Tucson, AZ 85754
If you enjoy Forgotten Weapons, check out its sister channel, InRangeTV! http://www.youtube.com/InRangeTVShow