PV-26 Cloud Dispersion Cartridge

Hi guys,

I have the Russian 23mm shotgun(?) cartridge shown in the photos below. While similar to the KS23 shotgun shells, this shell is longer and the primer is very different. Does anyone know what this cartridge is?

Thank you

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Probably a 26mm flare cartridge


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i think the “26” on case mean 26mm
would be a 26mm flare cartridge

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Thank you guys!

Actually, it’s not an ordinary flare, as can be seen from special, electrically ignited primer
It’s an aircraft-related item with cloud dispersion load (PV-26), similar in design and application to chaff- and flare loads (PPI-26 and PPR-26) and fired from same multiple launchers


Thank you Maxim!


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Thank you!

Cartridges contain silver iodide. An electric primer is used for ignition.
Silver iodide causes condensation and precipitation in the form of rain.

And this system is used to extinguish forest fires)))

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thanx for this pictures…

Thank you for the great information and pictures

Looks like a giant D-sub connector, hehehe.

Thanks for the information and pictures, very interesting.

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