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Night Vision Driving

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The range of vision with two lights using 100 watt electric bulbs each results is the following:
  1. A person or other vertical object on the road or on terrain can be seen from 35 meters.
  2. Terrain features and the road can be seen 12-15 meters in front of the tank.
  3. Buildings and structures (huts, churches, telegraph poles) can be seen from a range of up to 50 meters.
All objects are visible in green. Observation can be done through the device on a dark night with the same clarity as without the device on a moonlit night.

Assistant Chief of the 3rd Department of the GABTU BTU, Lieutenant-Colonel Dorofeev

August 8th, 1942"


Photo #1: overall view of the night vision driving device. Left to right:
  1. Headlight
  2. Vision device
  3. Power supply
Photo #2: overall view of the vision device. Top to bottom:
  1. Lenses
  2. Casing
  3. Eyepieces

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