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WWII German Mod 37 Flakscheinwerfer (Searchlight) and generator.

This Mod 37 has a 990 million candlepower arc light with a 150cm (59") glass parabolic reflector.

Before radar, the state of the art to detect aircraft was to listen for approaching aircraft with an acoustic locator. Aircraft could, in some cases, be heard before they could be seen. If at night, a searchlight was used to illuminate the planes.

Our example were made in Germany in 1943. The 200 amp generator is in the lot behind the museum. We obtained this generator from Finland.


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