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M45 Light Instrument?

Postby czechnology » August 3rd, 2009, 12:58 pm

Hello fellows, I recently acquired this cool "map light" .
There is "Light Instrument M45" written on the tube. Could you please advice if you ever saw it on a MUTT in service? I don´t even know if this is designed for any particular vehicle, or is it also for M151 series vehicles. I guess this would fit to the shift stick? I have never seen it here before. Any comments appreciated. Thanks.

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Re: M45 Light Instrument?

Postby rickf » August 3rd, 2009, 1:47 pm

Never saw one before, possibly armor or aircraft.\


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Re: M45 Light Instrument?

Postby salt6 » August 3rd, 2009, 7:38 pm

Think it's a light for a mortar sight similar to the INSTRUMENT LIGHT, M53E1

See Figure 2-21. Instrument light, M53E1.

Here http://www.globalsecurity.org/military/library/policy/army/fm/23-90/ch2.htm
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Re: M45 Light Instrument?

Postby czechnology » August 3rd, 2009, 11:12 pm

Thanks guys. I think you were right, look what I found:

http://www.g503.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=30&t=131521

This is pretty similar, but still not the same. I would sill like to find info about this particular M45 model.
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Re: M45 Light Instrument?

Postby sarmadq » August 4th, 2009, 6:18 am

czechnology wrote:Thanks guys. I think you were right, look what I found:

http://www.g503.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=30&t=131521

This is pretty similar, but still not the same. I would sill like to find info about this particular M45 model.


Nice forum you got there, but too difficult to navigate without English. Managed to see some pictures.
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Re: M45 Light Instrument?

Postby HEPROX » August 9th, 2009, 9:20 pm

Hey bro....I used these a lot in the Army....I was a Mortar Man. This instrument light goes with an M2 Aiming Circle. The Aiming Circle is used to emplace mortars to ensure they are all firing on the same axis. The instrument light illuminates the lens and has a handheld min-light that allows you yo look at the sight at night....

http://www.tpub.com/content/topography/ ... 100001.htm
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