Three impressively big lights arrived in the MV Wing workshop for restoration on behalf of IWM Duxford
Measuring 90cms in diameter IWM plan to use these searchlights as part of a new Battle of Britain display. The brief was to dismantle as far as possible, refurbish all the components, paint and reassemble.
Once completed the searchlights will be fitted with modern LED lighting. Clearly even if we did have all the internal parts, 800,000,000 candela Carbon Arc power, with a range of 28 to 35 miles, would be a little excessive for their new role!