The Vz. 44/81 flare gun is a Czech flare gun designed to accept 26.5 mm signal flares. Typically, flare guns are used for distress signaling and are not designed for use as weapons. The official Czech designation for the flare gun depicted on the poster is, as seen on the poster, 26,5 mm Signální pistole vz. 44/81. It does not take a linguist to decipher that one, but many of the other words and phrases are not as easily realized.
Originally, these posters were used as training posters for the Czech military. They were typically used for instructional purposes for the Czech army and could routinely be found in training rooms.
The massive poster measures approximately 39 inches by 27 inches and is printed on heavyweight cardstock, making it more durable than most posters. As noted, the poster offers four different perspectives on the flare gun: celkový pohled, kohoutek v zajištění poloze, kohoutek v zapnuté poloze and vytahovani nabojnice. I am going to go out on a limb and assume that most of our readers are unable to read Czech. If you cannot, those perspectives are roughly: overview, trigger in locked position, cocked and open barrel.
Overall, the Vz. 44/81 flare gun poster serves as a schematic for the flare gun, with each perspective offering insight into each component of the flare gun. Again, these are all presented in Czech. Unfortunately, I am finished translating for the day. Besides, half of the fun with this poster is figuring it out on your own.
Whether you are a collector of Czech militaria or you just like cool posters, the Vz. 44/81 flare gun poster is sure to please. And at only $4.95 per poster, what excuse could you possibly make for passing on this one? Grab yours today.