I just received some aluminum 26.5mm flares and need some help in identifying exactly what I have.
There are two different headstamps. “irv date” and “VAW” Who are these makers. I assume these flares are all German.
What type of flare are the following:
1–26.5 x 135mm–3 red stripes on the case.
2–26.5 x 135mm–1 blue stripe on the case.
3–26.5 x 135mm–1 black stripe on the case.
4–26.5 x 150mm–1 wide white stripe–DM 516 FALLSCHIRM, GELB printed on the case.
5–26.5 x 150mm–1 wide white stripe and a yellow parachute symbol.
On #4 & #5, 1/2 of the rim is serrated. What does that mean?
How many other types of these flares are there and what are their identifying marks?
Thanks for any help.