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WWII Sperry Searchlight (for Poser)
• Offered By: Touchwood
• Downloadable File Size:
2.14 M (approx.)
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• Uploaded on: 3/26/08
• System Requirements: Windows/ Mac, Poser 5 and above
• File Format: Poser
This product contains: cr2, pp2, pz2, and/ or other Poser files.
• Texturing: Texture Maps
This product uses image maps for textures.
• Readme File: Click Here
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The first 60 inch Searchlight was made by General Electric in 1893.
The high intensity carbon-arc searchlight was developed in 1918 by the American inventor, Elmer A Sperry (1860–1930). It became the standard equipment of the main military forces of the world, and also was widely used commercially.
The value of the searchlight in anti-aircraft defence was discovered when airships and aircraft were first used for night bombing raids over large towns
The searchlights used in WWII were manufactured in the early 1940`s by both the General Electric and Sperry Gyroscope company for the U.S. Military as Anti-Aircraft Searchlight Units. Although there were differences between the two makes, many of the parts were inter-changeable and additional refinements were made each year throughout the war.
During the Second World War, anti-aircraft searchlights were used for:
Detection and illumination of enemy aircraft.
Enabling day-fighters to be used in the night sky.
Forcing enemy bombers into higher altitudes.
Blinding and confusing the crew of the enemy aircraft.
Acting as beacons for the landing of damaged aircraft.
Other uses for searchlights included:
Extensive use of coastal defence.
Use by patrolling aircraft and ships at sea.
Illumination of the battlefield for night attacks.
Fitted to tanks to blind the opposing land forces.
Signalling other units and allied forces.
Lamp Type: Carbon Arc
Candlepower: 800 million
Effective Beam Width: 5 feet
Beam Visibility: 20 miles plus
Generator Power: 15KWV Nominal
Two versions of the searchlight are included. See Readme for details.
Recommended for use in Poser 7.
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|By: PaulSutton on 1/31/17
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|Rating: 10 (out of 10)
Finally made the decision to buy this as I want to use it as a Batman signal light!
Hope it work out as I want it to... I`m using it to light up my Jim Balent Catwoman !
Watch this space... thanks guys, Paul
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