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Strobe Lights - SDU-5/E and MS-2000 & Flashguards


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2 hours ago, Steve Brannan said:

Saw the thread on Strobe Lights. This is the one I used in Vietnam 1969-70. 

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Very nice !

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Steve Brannan

I was given this Strobe by a Navy Seawolf Pilot working with our boat. He wanted to be able to identify us at night. 

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2 minutes ago, Steve Brannan said:

I was given this Strobe by a Navy Seawolf Pilot working with our boat. He wanted to be able to identify us at night. 

You got Your strobe the hard way, unlike me. Thanks for serving.

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mohawkALSE

Very nice one right there.  Before this thread I didnt even know those ASI ones were out there.

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Here is a couple strobes that belonged to a couple of SEALs during VN. They are as I got them and other than unscrewing the battery out of the one I haven't messed with them at all.

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Bassett strobe 2.jpg

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2 hours ago, Spike said:

Slattery strobe 1.jpg

Slattery strobe 2.jpg

Looks like a home-made IR filter ?

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mohawkALSE

Very well could be an early IR setup, even for Vietnam era.  They did have starlight scopes around and Ive read reports that even some very early NVG mask type setups like a PVS-5 were being tested for aviation use in SEA before the actual PVS-5 was authorized for limited use in Aviation I think in 1974.

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Would this have been painted as it is by the owner or issued like this?

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It would have been painted by the unit.  If you look at the top of this post you will see a photo of a page from the Air Force TO with Section 5 titled "Performance Testing"  then look at "a" "Light Leakage Test".  This tells about the painting.  The early flash guards only fit over the clear dome of the strobe and this also helped with light leakage from them. Despite what is called for in the TO, you will see a wide variety of widths of black paint on strobes.  

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RWW, cool info. This one was in a large UDT/SEAL grouping I got about 6 years ago and I found it the the day.

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