Section II. LIGHT SET, OPERATIONAL AREA, AIRCRAFT: 1-1/2 KW;
SUPPLEMENTARY EQUIPMENT: AIRFIELD RUNWAY
tained from the supplementary set described in
a. Light Set, Operational Area, Aircraft: 1 1/2 KW.
spaced at intervals of 200 feet (60.96 meters) along
each side of the runway, and each light is fed from the
(1)This set provides portable equipment for
lighting a runway up to 2,000 feet (609.6 meters) i length
In combat areas,
30 watt lamps are utilized
for operation in combat and noncombat areas. It
in the marker lights. Hoods over the lights provide
includes a 1-1/2 KW engine generator, a current
narrow beams of light for landing, takeoff, and taxiing.
regulator, marker lights, mounting stakes rubber covered
The hood is provided with a rotatable selector knob on
its top which can be set to emit the desired light pattern.
combat areas, a glide angle approach light, and an
When properly set the light beam is visible to the pilot of
aircraft traffic light. Figures and 2 show the set installed.
an aircraft on an approach run, only when lined up with
the runway and close to the ground. The selector may
(2) The generator (figure 3) supplies power through
be set to emit sufficient light from the side opposite the
the current regulator (figure 4) to the marker lights and
approach end to define the limits of the runway to pilots
the glide angle approach light. I combat areas, marker
of taxiing aircraft. Figures 8 and 9 illustrate the hood
lights are mounted on stake (figure 5) for minimum
with selector knob and the light patterns obtainable from
visibility from the air. In noncombat areas and areas
where stakes cannot be driven, the marker lights are
mounted on cones ob