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1963 - in use on a battle-ready M-60  tank, commander uses infrared binoculars to view scene illuminated by 75 million candlepower searchlight

XENON SEARCHLIGHT

E&MP122.032

Searchlights

May 17, 1963

Like one to be produced at Varo Inc, in use on a battle-ready M-60 tank. Tank commander uses infrared binoculars to view scene illuminated by 75 million candlepower searchlight. Selection of remotely operated filters controls type of illumination emitted by searchlight.

Original Caption by Science Service
U.S. Corps of Engineers

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