M-257 Illuminating Flare
M-257 Standoff Illuminating Flare
1:1 scale isometric, acrylic & oil (1983)


The M-257 Standoff Illuminating Flare is a standard warhead for the Hydra-70 (70mm) rocket system. It provides battlefield illumination at standoff distances from the target area. The M-257 is deployed by a variety of military aircraft including the AH-1S Cobra.
Many of the Orbital ATK paintings are available as high quality prints through Orbital ATK, MS PUBS, PO Box 707, Brigham City, Utah 84302. While not normally available to the general public, the prints are available to military units, aerospace organizations and industry representatives. Reproduced with permission of Orbital ATK. Unauthorized use of this image is strictly forbidden..