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Stendec

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May 21, 2010
816
It looks like a milsurp Mars Skybolt. I haven't seen a base, I mean at the very bottom, like that before, it may have been caulked on a roof or mount. Is it 6, 12, or 24 volts?
 

MIKET2

Member
May 24, 2010
247
Houston Tx.
Their usually 12 volt, looks like an alright find, man if only you had the rest of it because their quite a keeper these days. :mrgreen:


Been looking for one myself forever. :roll: The one you got I believe is an SW2 version aswell.
 

nypd-hire

Member
May 25, 2010
107
Leicestershire, UK
Unfortunately, this has had all the inners removed. I know the feeling :evil:


Thankfully the lens in in good condition. Can't say that much about the base. It looks like it's be attached to a vehicle using only sealant!
 

MIKET2

Member
May 24, 2010
247
Houston Tx.
The whole unit is pretty much plastic except the bulbs and the motor also the metal clips for the bulbs. They had 2,3 or 4 bulb versions.


It was one of the only almost all plastic lights manufactured, on the other hand Mars did make alot of plastic in their lights to begin with.


Right now Trilite/Mars still in Chicago still sells the short base 2 bulb version, too bad the big base is obsolete. :roll:
 

Stendec

Member
May 21, 2010
816
24 volts, 28 volts, it all feels pretty much the same when you are poking around places in a 1960s vintage UH-1 that you shouldn't be poking around in. There are also some marine electric systems that get pretty goofy, and from the looks of that base I can picture it glued to the top of a SWIFT Boat checking out sampans in the Mekong Delta.
 

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