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Id. british equipment

Post by Sturm78 » 06 Sep 2013 22:41

Hi all,

I need help to identify this british searchlight. Model??

Thanks in advance.
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Re: Id. british equipment

Post by Fatboy Coxy » 08 Sep 2013 20:01

Hi Sturm78

I can give some help here. I think it is a Vickers 90cm Searchlight, see link

http://www.waryearsremembered.co.uk/hom ... hlight.htm

Interestingly they were used both for Anti Aircraft and, as is the case here, Anti Shipping, in a coastal mode.

Thank you for posting this picture

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Re: Id. british equipment

Post by Sturm78 » 25 Sep 2013 09:31

Thank you for your help, Fatboy Coxy.

Can somebody identify the AA optical device in the foreground of this image?

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Re: Id. british equipment

Post by phylo_roadking » 26 Sep 2013 13:29

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Can somebody identify the AA optical device in the foreground of this image?
A right index finger???



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Post by Sturm78 » 25 Nov 2013 12:10

Hi all,

I don,t know if british equipment or no, neither WW2-era equipment or postwar.
Any idea ??

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Re: Id. british equipment WA30 Wheels

Post by Philipj » 11 Dec 2013 05:12

Can someone please provide more information regarding wheels on Chevrolet WA30 (1.5 Ton) used by the LRDG. I need to find out the offset and wheel bolt pattern measurements. I have this information, but I'm not sure if it is correct. Tire size 10.50X16. Lug pattern (7.25 circle) and (4.75) center hole. Your help is much appreciated.Thank you.
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Re: Id. british equipment

Post by gambadier » 13 Dec 2013 03:00

Sturm78 wrote:Hi all,

I don,t know if british equipment or no, neither WW2-era equipment or postwar.
Any idea ??

Image from EBay
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I first thought it was a pre-war Sound Locator, developed to detect aircraft before radar. However, looking more closely I think it's a post was AA fire control equipment with integral radar.

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Post by gambadier » 13 Dec 2013 03:17

Sturm78 wrote:Hi all,

I need help to identify this british searchlight. Model??

Thanks in advance.
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Looks like a coast defence site, so 'Defence Electric Light'. AA searchlights were "Projector, 90 cm" and "Projector, 120 cm"

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Re: Id. british equipment

Post by Sturm78 » 24 Jan 2014 16:33

gambadier wrote
I first thought it was a pre-war Sound Locator, developed to detect aircraft before radar. However, looking more closely I think it's a post was AA fire control equipment with integral radar.
Any idea about the model ?? year ??
gambadier wrote
Looks like a coast defence site, so 'Defence Electric Light'. AA searchlights were "Projector, 90 cm" and "Projector, 120 cm"
Thank you for your answer, gambadier.
So the coastal defence searchlights were different to AA searchlights, no ?? manufacturers ??

On the other hand, Can somebody identify this optical device ? :?
See also my image posted on 25 Sep 2013

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Re: Id. british equipment

Post by Sturm78 » 03 Apr 2014 20:07

Nobody ??

Well, here another two images of British searchlights. I think 90cm Vickers but I am not sure. The former have a small tracks but the second one seems a static model... :?

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Post by phylo_roadking » 03 Apr 2014 20:17

Can someone please provide more information regarding wheels on Chevrolet WA30 (1.5 Ton) used by the LRDG. I need to find out the offset and wheel bolt pattern measurements. I have this information, but I'm not sure if it is correct. Tire size 10.50X16. Lug pattern (7.25 circle) and (4.75) center hole. Your help is much appreciated.Thank you.
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Re: Id. british equipment

Post by Sturm78 » 06 Apr 2014 19:03

Nobody for the searchlights?

Well, here another image from EBay. It seems a generator. Any idea?

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Re: Id. british equipment

Post by gambadier » 12 Apr 2014 06:59

As I previously said, #8, AA 'searchlights' were 90 cm or 120 cm.

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Re: Id. british equipment

Post by Sturm78 » 04 Dec 2014 10:58

Hi all,

Can anyone identify the model of this british AA rangefinder ??

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Re: Id. british equipment

Post by gambadier » 05 Dec 2014 06:02

Obviously AA, variously called 'rangefinder', 'height finder' and 'height and rangefinder (HRF)' most UK instruments were made by Barr & Stroud but pre-war a few 5 metre versions were purchased from Goetz and from Levallois. This one looks about 3 metres optical base so it must be a UB7 (9 foot base). It may also have been called HRF No 6 or 7. There's a predictor behind it and something behind that before the gun.

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