Long range distress signalling rocket for use day and night
Flares - Distress, Comet
Comet Red Parachute Rocket (SOLAS approved)
Designed to alert potential rescue craft
Simple operation - rocket projects to 300m before ejecting parachute-suspended red flare
Burn time: 40 seconds at 30,000 candela.
Long range,day and night distress signalling rocket. Designed to withstand exceptional environmental exposure and to perform reliably even after immersion in water. features improved grip for easy handling and conforms to SOLAS 74/88 as amended .
To fire: Unscrew red end cap. Hold securely at arms length, vertically above head, turn head away and pull toggle. Rocket is ejected instantaneously with a loud report and slight recoil.
Length: 295mm (11.6 ins)
Colour of light: Red
Ignition: pull-wire ignitor
Duration of burn time: 40 seconds minimum
Light Intensity: 30,000 Candela minimum
Height: 300m (985ft)
Temperature operating range: -30c to 65c (-22f to 149f)
Temperature storage range: -30 to 75c (-22f to 167f)
Weight: 270g (9.45oz)
Diameter at handle: 38mm (1.5 ins)
Diameter: 32mm (1.25 ins)
Net explosive cont.: 94g (3.3oz)
Altitude: 300m (985ft)
Ensure that rocket is not aimed at people or property.
Expiration Dates: We will supply the most recent dates possible. However a few months, from date of manufacture can elapse due to time taken for transport to NZ & distribution. All Distress Flares carry a 3 year expiry date. This is due to the marine environment in which they are typically stored and because the pyrotechnic performance diminishes after that time.
Important Freight Note : Because of their pyrotechnic nature, distress flares will incur a 'Dangerous Goods Transport' charge as they require special transportation.
International Orders: Flares cannot be sent by post and can only be shipped by surface vessel. We can quote freight costs.