M583A1, 40mm Star parachute round
This round is white impact or bar alloy aluminum with black markings. It is used for
illumination and signals and is lighter and more accurate than comparable hand-held signal rounds (Figure 3-10).
The parachute attached to the round deploys upon ejection to lower the candle at 7 feet per second. The candle
burns for about 40 seconds.
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Maintained by Robert Sherman
Originally created by John Pike
Updated Saturday, January 09, 1999 10:38:07 AM