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The cardboard cases with the brass head were replaced at the end of the sixties of the last century by those with a galvanized iron head. These new cartridges are technically up-to-date and manufactured in the Krasnozavodsk Chemical Plant sign consists of a triangle with an overlying angle. The cases are still impregnated with a clear coat, the cartridges have a total length between 76 and 78 mm. Illumination and signal cartridges are occasionally stamped with a single number, probably this is the code number of the acceptance official. The tried and tested since 1936 feel signs on the cap have been retained, but the range has been reduced to four signal cartridges. One of the signal cartridges is the red single-star cartridge, which has a raised point on its red-painted closure cap. This cartridge weighs (according to regulation) 42.2 g. The feeling mark on the green lacquered closure cap of the green single star cartridge consists of two raised dots. This cartridge weighs 44.3 g. The white signal cartridge has three raised dots on the cap. The weight is 44.5 g. The last of the signal cartridges, the cartridge single star yellow, is the heaviest with a weight of 50.4 g. It is provided with a raised line on the yellow cap. All signal cartridges reach a height of about 90 m at a launch angle of 80 to 90 degrees. The burning time is approximately 6.5 seconds.