Saturday, December 8, 2012

US Air Forces WW2 Pen Flashlight , type A-6B

Army Signal Light

US Air Forces- WW2 Pen Flashlight , type A-6B 
Flashlight , type A-6B
USAF Flashlight , type A-6B

 The Air Corps started producing flashlights of their own design in 1941. The early types were for inspection and maintenance and were rather large. With the A-6 series, the AAF desired to have a handy pen light flashlight for illumination of maps and airplane equipment in flight. The A-6B was standardized on March 8, 1944, then changed to limited standard on July 18, 1945. It was made of plastic material called "Tenite II", used 2 -"AA" batteries, had a selectable red filter for night use, and an attached combination switch and pocket clip and lanyard. 

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Spec. No.94-32378-B Justrite MFG. Co. Chicago, ILL,
Property-AF, U.S.Army
Pat Pend. Made in USA..
Army Signal Light

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