Huo Dan Tong (火彈筒)

Ming Dynasty Flare Handgonne
Drawing of a Huo Dan Tong (highlighted), from 'Shen Qi Pu (《神器譜》)'.
Huo Dan Tong (火彈筒, lit. 'Fire bullet tube') is a simple flare gun designed by Zhao Shi Zhen (趙士楨). It is often used in conjunction with Jiu Tou Niao (九頭鳥) in night fighting, illuminating targets for the jingal gun to shoot at.

Ming Chinese Jingal
A soldier is using a Huo Dan Tong to provide illumination for the Jingal gun team. From 'Shen Qi Pu (《神器譜》)'.

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