THIS IS A VINTAGE WW2 LAMP ASSEMBLY TOW TARGET TYPE A-1. SPECIFICATION # 94-32354 IN USED CONDITION . PROPERTY OF AIR FORCE, US ARMY THE ITEM SHOWS SOME WEAR AND SCRATCHES AND OXIDATION AND LIGHT OXIDATION. THE LENS IS SOMEWHAT CLOUDY, BUT NO ATTEMPT TO CLEAN WAS MADE. THE BATTERY COMPARTMENT PUSH PINS STILL MOVE, BUT NO ATTEMPT TO OPEN THE BATTERY BOX WAS MADE. THE ON/OFF SWITCH FUNCTIONS AND SNAPS INTO POSTION. APPROXIMATELY 12X4X4 WEIGHT 25.6 OZ
Typically, these were used inside the target towed by aircraft for night time gunnery practice during WW2. Women Air Service Pilots (WASPs) could not fly combat missions but were allowed to fly dangerous target towing missions (using these type devices in the towed targets) in addition to ferrying and test flying.
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