OUTSANDING RARE German WW2 K98 Parachute Flare (GewehrFallschirmLeuchtGranate), these have been fired from k98 grenade lauchers and designed to illiminate the battlefield. They are very rare. This example has a lot of the original paint intact, its comolete with an orioginal nose cone as well as an original silk parachute which originally was inside of the grenade. Its almost impossible to find these complete with a parachute, as its made from silk and is very sensitive to moisture. The exmaple we have is complete. Trurly Remarkabl example.
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he Schiessbecher (German spelling: Schießbecher - literally "shooting cup") grenade launcher or Gewehrgranatgerät (literally "rifle grenade device") was used by German forces in World War II. The device was introduced as of 1942 and based on rifle grenade launcher models designed during World War I. The Schiessbecher was intended to replace all previous rifle grenade launcher models.
The Schiessbecher rifle grenade launcher could be used against infantry, fortifications and light armored vehicles up to a range of 280 m (310 yd). For these differing tasks several specialized grenades with accompanying special propelling cartridges were developed for the Schiessbecher rifle grenade launchers. The rifle grenade propelling cartridges fired a wooden projectile through the barrel to the rifle grenade that upon impact automatically primed the rifle grenade.
The Schiessbecher had a short rifled barrel with a caliber of 30 mm (1.2 in) and a length of 250 mm (9.8 in). It weighed 750 g (26 oz) and could be attached to weapons chambered for 7.92×57mm ammunition like the Karabiner 98k, Karabiner 98a, G98/40, and FG 42.
A rather complicated aiming device was mounted to the left of the original sights and allowed for aiming ranges from 0 of up to 250 m (270 yd) in 25 m (27 yd) increments.
The Schiessbecher was produced until May 1944. The total production was 1,450,114