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    Default Short Arc Lights-Help Me Find More Hi Wattage Military and Aviation Short Arc Lights

    As the title says, send me a PM if you come across military and aviation short arc lights that don't appear in my signature and that you are not interested in. In particular, there is a 2000 Watt ORC - Optical Radiation Light that is used on the AC130 Spectre gunship that I'd love to acquire. I missed one by about 6 weeks maybe 3 years ago. But anything short arc i'm interested in. (I had a VSS-1a so am not interested in that nor the ANTVS-3 10,000 Watt lights - too big and complicated)
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    Wow B.... you're the guy WE all go to for those lights! lmao

    buts yes, o'course you'll be notifide if i find anything in your likes. Happy Hunting!
    I Got tired of looking for the light at the end of the tunnel so i lit that bitch up myself! Convoy s2 365nm, Maxa-Beam Gen II, 55w hid/100w incan Vector Twin, Amondotech n30, vss-3A, Reylight Ti Lan v3, Helius Sigma 9, astrolux s41 219, Shadow JM35, BLF GT,

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    Default Re: Short Arc Lights-Help Me Find More Hi Wattage Military and Aviation Short Arc Lig

    As Fritzhid said, you are the go to guy for these lights But I did find a light you may or may not have heard about before, AEG BSW 301. This one was not for sale AFAIK, but perhaps something new to search for:
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d5APuYnRi8U

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    Thank you PolarLi. Great info. Just what I'm looking for. The more lights I know about, the more possibilities of acquiring yet unknown-to-me short arcs.

    Edit: I think this is a Halogen based light from what I can find on the web. I'm not an Incandescent guy but by all means, alert me to anything you think might fit my short arc needs.

    http://www.taschenlampen-forum.de/th...chweite.32064/
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    Ahh, my mistake. I had no idea there was more than one AEG tank light, but here is the one I was looking for, 450w Xenon, XSW30: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yPn5PhjTStM
    http://www.abload.de/gallery.php?key=uxtMy0kx
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    Now that's my kind of light! Thanks!
    WWII 60" Carbon Arc (Sold), 1.6KW NightSun, 1KW VSS-3A, .8KW TrakkaBeam, 600W M-134 Light, 500W X-500-14s, 500W Starburst, 500W A120b, 450 Watt AEG German Leopard 1 Tank Light, 300W Locators, Megaray, 150W Communicator, Maxabeam Gen3, Pichel 75W Mini-Novas

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    It's taken quite a long time but I have finally acquired another Heavy Iron Short Arc light. A big thanks to PolarLi for sending me in the right direction!! I'll start a new thread but here's a shot at 1.08 Miles.

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    Wow you guy have some fun toys.

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    And of course, I'm still looking for more Heavy Iron..................
    WWII 60" Carbon Arc (Sold), 1.6KW NightSun, 1KW VSS-3A, .8KW TrakkaBeam, 600W M-134 Light, 500W X-500-14s, 500W Starburst, 500W A120b, 450 Watt AEG German Leopard 1 Tank Light, 300W Locators, Megaray, 150W Communicator, Maxabeam Gen3, Pichel 75W Mini-Novas

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    I'm still on the prowl. I need a new light, I need a new light, I need a new light.
    WWII 60" Carbon Arc (Sold), 1.6KW NightSun, 1KW VSS-3A, .8KW TrakkaBeam, 600W M-134 Light, 500W X-500-14s, 500W Starburst, 500W A120b, 450 Watt AEG German Leopard 1 Tank Light, 300W Locators, Megaray, 150W Communicator, Maxabeam Gen3, Pichel 75W Mini-Novas

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    My good man: I am not very computer friendly, so check out Craigslist in the Boise, Idaho area, enter the word "military" and see what happens. There is a strange light of some sort, maybe older than what you are interested in, but it's only $50 bucks. Pictures don't show much, but worthy of a look, I think.

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    Found it Bill. Unfortunately, it's an incandescent. I stopped hoarding those a long time ago. But thank you very much for keeping an eye out for me!
    WWII 60" Carbon Arc (Sold), 1.6KW NightSun, 1KW VSS-3A, .8KW TrakkaBeam, 600W M-134 Light, 500W X-500-14s, 500W Starburst, 500W A120b, 450 Watt AEG German Leopard 1 Tank Light, 300W Locators, Megaray, 150W Communicator, Maxabeam Gen3, Pichel 75W Mini-Novas

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    Still on the prowl.
    WWII 60" Carbon Arc (Sold), 1.6KW NightSun, 1KW VSS-3A, .8KW TrakkaBeam, 600W M-134 Light, 500W X-500-14s, 500W Starburst, 500W A120b, 450 Watt AEG German Leopard 1 Tank Light, 300W Locators, Megaray, 150W Communicator, Maxabeam Gen3, Pichel 75W Mini-Novas

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    Default Re: Short Arc Lights-Help Me Find More Hi Wattage Military and Aviation Short Arc Lig

    How about this..

    https://www.ebay.com/itm/Vintage-Mil...gAAOSwmOJZ7je0


    Never mind wrong type..
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    Good find. Ceiling - meaning cloud ceiling. They determined the height of the clouds with this. Unfortunately, it's an incan, not a short arc. Thanks for thinking for me!
    WWII 60" Carbon Arc (Sold), 1.6KW NightSun, 1KW VSS-3A, .8KW TrakkaBeam, 600W M-134 Light, 500W X-500-14s, 500W Starburst, 500W A120b, 450 Watt AEG German Leopard 1 Tank Light, 300W Locators, Megaray, 150W Communicator, Maxabeam Gen3, Pichel 75W Mini-Novas

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    I saw this light when BVH 1st made his req... it has potential, i'd be into it for $100.00 for experimentation but no way @ over $1k.
    it's incan, and reflector would never stand up to SA radiation.

    B, the tough thing is... again.... YOU (BVH) ARE THE GUY WE ALL GO TO FOR THESE LIGHTS! Tou find them before any of us even know they exist! lol



    (in effort to NOT hyjack the thread, if anyone has leads to retroreflector lights like the one posted above (in a "makers" price range please), please let me know, i need some for some laser-to-phosphor light experiments.)
    I Got tired of looking for the light at the end of the tunnel so i lit that bitch up myself! Convoy s2 365nm, Maxa-Beam Gen II, 55w hid/100w incan Vector Twin, Amondotech n30, vss-3A, Reylight Ti Lan v3, Helius Sigma 9, astrolux s41 219, Shadow JM35, BLF GT,

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    Thanks for thinking for me!
    Your welcome..

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    You need an AN/TVS-3! And I happen to have 8 "extra" that need new homes. Amazing 30" reflector. I'll throw 12k/18k HMI parts for retrofit (240V/60Hz but not with the focus of a short-arc). You're the guy for the project!

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    I agree, but BVH needs it with a real short-arc bulb!

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    Somehow, I knew Nealitc would pop up in this thread at some point in time with his great lights. They are more than I want to play with and I've no place to keep one. Can't get it to the back yard, won't move one of my cars out of the garage. I've held a 20KW short arc lamp in my hands - albeit with not gases in it. I don't think I'd try it fully charged even with my welding leathers and all the rest of my gear. I have a bad enough time just handling the NightSun 1600 Watt and VSS-3A 1000 Watt lamps.

    Sooooo, please keep looking!
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    Default Re: Short Arc Lights-Help Me Find More Hi Wattage Military and Aviation Short Arc Lig

    Just a bump
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    Another bump.
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    Got a maxabeam I'm trying to sell, and then I see you have one. DOH!!
    And I heard the voice of the Lord saying, "Whom shall I send, and who will go for us?" Then I said, "Here am I! Send me."
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    Default Re: Short Arc Lights-Help Me Find More Hi Wattage Military and Aviation Short Arc Lig

    Are you still searching for military searchlights

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