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WWII Sperry Searchlight (for Vue)
• Offered By: Touchwood and Helgard
• Downloadable File Size:
5.53 M (approx.)
• Polygon Count:
• Uploaded on: 6/2/08
• System Requirements: Windows/ Mac, Vue 6 or higher
• File Format: Vue d`Esprit
This product contains: vob and/ or vue files.
• Texturing: Combination
This product uses a combination of image maps and procedural shaders for textures.
Note: since this product uses procedural textures, it may not work correctly in programs other the one listed above.
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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 defense 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 defense.
-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
.: Product Features :.
The product contains the searchlight and the generator. Most parts are separate groups and can be animated.
A detailed and textured model. The model is UV mapped and textured, and contains materials for retexturing.
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