The Fulton MX-991/U Flashlight has been issued to US troops for over 80 years. Its sturdy and iconic design made it the flashlight of choice for the US military. These are proudly made in the United States by Fulton, as they have been since the US Government adopted them.
“The Defense Department was looking for a lightweight, right-angle flashlight that would be lighter and easier for soldiers to carry into battle. Fulton Industries manufactured that first flashlight right here at our plant in Wauseon, Ohio, and it remains the same durable flashlight that’s still issued today to every American service member,” said Jim Bauman, V.P. Sales.
“It’s a legacy we’re proud to continue.”
The right-angled flashlight is now used by all branches of the military. The switch features three settings: Off, Signal, and On. When the switch is set to Signal, the user can press and hold a button located just above the switch for momentary operation of the bulb. This allows users to signal using Morse Code. Four colored lenses housed in the tail cap enable service members to send signals using different colors to preserve night vision.
Today, Fulton remains the only U.S. military contractor for the GI Flashlight and we continue taking our duty seriously.
The Short & Sweet:
- Made in the USA
- Uses two D-cell batteries (not included)
- Plastic body
- Comes with different lenses, including red light
- OD green colorway
- Signal mode for Morse code
- Clip-on retention