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WWII Sperry Searchlight (for Poser)


 
Product Specifications:
 
Offered By: Touchwood
 
Downloadable File Size: 2.14 M (approx.)
Polygon Count: N/A
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.
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Product Description
 
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 (18601930). 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.

    Statistics:
    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.

    Reg. Price:
    $10.00
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    Customer Feedback
     
    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 ww.whynotcompany.co.uk
     

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