The forward lamp (Tarnscheinwerfer) allowed the driver an adequate view of the road, while at the same time obstructing the vehicle from a ground or air observer. This blackout lighting was achieved by a reflector that threw stronger light from the middle into the distance, and the weaker light from the edge of the reflector into the vicinity. The top cover would make sure no light could penetrate upwards or sideways. The brightness values of the spotlight could be varied by different switch positions in the vehicle.
Operating instructions state that the use on motor vehicles was when entering a battery position, or heading to new positions. In enemy territory it was suggested to use the lowest setting possible, so as not to be seen by the enemy.
Only one light was to be installed per vehicle, on the front left.
Made of fabric, this is an AMAZING unused example. No damage or tears and is still functional. Around 8″ in diameter. There are some very minor marks due to the age, but nothing that takes away from the overall appearance. Probably made in the 1970’s. Would make a PERFECT addition to any collection or display!
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