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Message dropping streamer

 
 
This colourful RFC double tail streamer was used for dropping written messages. When attached to a message bag, it was dropped from the aircraft over friendly lines. The streamer created drag thus reducing the speed of the message bag as it fell to the ground for retrieval. The white pocket, to which the two coloured streamers are attached, holds a lead weight which also prevented the delivery straying too far off course.
 
 

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