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1942 - surges up to three million volts -- is hurled at insulators

MAN-MADE LIGHTNING

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Electric Power Plants

April 26, 1942

Surges up to three million volts -- is hurled at insulators at General Electric's Project EHV (Extra High Voltage) near Pittsfield, Mass.

Engineers use the lightning generator housed in the inflatable "bubble" (above) for a number of tests. 


Original Caption by Science Service
General Electric



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