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1940 - 800-million candlepower beams

SEARCHLIGHTS FOR DEFENSE

E&MP122.027

Searchlights

October 21, 1940

Their 800-million candlepower beams effective for a height of 5 ½ miles, these anti-aircraft searchlights are being turned out by General Electric Co. at the rate of several a day for the U.S. Army. Glass of special toughness makes them immune to ordinary shock.

 


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General Electric

 



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