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Does anybody know what these are? Parachutes in a can!

Article about: Hello, does anybody know what these are for? I assume they are some part of a parachute mine. The cans are slightly bigger than a can of tuna. The lid comes off but is attached to the parach

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    Default Re: Does anybody know what these are? Parachutes in a can!

    Used on flares american but were used with british ordnance also.

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    Default Re: Does anybody know what these are? Parachutes in a can!

    Thank you Spotter. You have solved the mystery! (The copper pin that I thought held the lid on looks like it must be the 'arming line' - I just need to find a 20lb fragmentation bomb to attach to it now!)
    I'll have to find something else from my collection to bamboozle you!

    If any of you 'ordnance' chaps are interested I have posted a letter from a very distant relative giving details of what it was like living through barrages and shelling around Bayeux in 1944 (Link below hopefully!)

    http://warrelics.eu/forum/docs-paper...-letter-29455/

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