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TOPIC: Airfield Lighting - Part 2

Airfield Lighting - Part 2 08 Nov 2015 20:22 #51

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I have recently bought a couple of GEC ZA406 Approach Lights they are Interesting as 2 are in NATO Green with Clear Glass Lens's and one has a Red Lens, they use a small Quartz Halogen Airfield Lamps, also I have bought 4 x ZA406's in Yellow for Civil Airports with Clear Lenses and one with a Red Glass Front, the Yellow Lights uses a Incandescent Airfield Lamps.

Photo 1 - 2 x GEC NATO Green ZA406 High Intensity Approach Lights with Clear Glass.
Photo 2 - 1 x GEC NATO Green ZA406 High Intensity Approach Light with Red Glass.
Photo 3 - GEC J1/39 6.6a 200w Tungsten Halogen Airfield Lamp as used in the NATO Approach Lights.
Photo 4 - 4 x GEC Yellow ZA406 High Intensity Approach Lights with Clear Glass.
Photo 5 - 1 x GEC Yellow ZA406 High Intensity Approach Light with Red Glass.
Photo 6 - AEI "Mazda" EL55 6.6a 200w Incandescent Airport Lamp.

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Airfield Lighting - Part 2 08 Nov 2015 20:29 #52

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Here you see a German ERNI EL-217=APH High Intensity Elevated Unidirectional Approach Light, this Light uses a 6.6 amp 150 watt Halogen Airfield Lamp for Simple Approach to CAT III Approach Centreline and Crossbar Approach Lighting Systems on Both Civil Airports and Military Airbases Worldwide. This Light is also used as a Uni-directional Runway Edge Light on Military Airbases.

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ERNI EL-217-APH High Intensity Approach Lights at London Heathrow Airport, UK

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Airfield Lighting - Part 2 18 Nov 2015 19:30 #53

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Hi All

Another Light I have added to my Collection a G.E.C ZA401 Low Intensity Red Omni-Directional Approach Light,

On the Light there is two Labels 1st shows G.E.C Made in England.

2nd shows M.P.B.W. LE/35/1A, Contract No SP65038P6c.

M.P.B.W = Ministry of Public Building Works, who were a Government Department from 1962 to 1970 who included Building Military Airfields, anyway this Light would use a 6.6 amp or 8.33 amp 100 watt or 200 watt P28s Filament Airfield Lamp and would be used a T Low Intensity Approach Lighting System, as well as Part of the High Intensity Approach Lighting System as part of a Go Around Circuit.

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GEC ZA401 Omni-Directional Red Low Intensity Approach Lights and ZA406 Uni-Directional White High Intensity Approach Lights at RAF Wildenrath, Germany

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Airfield Lighting - Part 2 28 Jan 2018 16:46 #54

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binbrook74 wrote: Now i have seen a case similar to that at binbrook but all that was left in it was the connector plugs and the rest seems to have vanished so i presume someone has stripped it for the circuit boards.
Here is a picture of lighting switches for you to see
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Just noticed this back from January 2009

So this was a panel found on a NATO airfield responsible for getting multi-million pound aircraft and their pilots down without incident.

I note the piezo warning buzzer on top of the panel was what Maplins used to sell for about 99p and disintegrated if you accidentally leaned on them by mistake.

Still Defence Cuts are Defence Cuts.

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Plan A is always more effective when the problem you are working on understands that Plan B will involve the use of dynamite :twisted:.
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Airfield Lighting - Part 2 29 Jan 2018 10:20 #55

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I was at Marham in 1979 when we were the first RAF airfield to be equipped with that sort of lighting panel. No pulse in pulse out for us!!

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