Navy Military Airport Optical Landing Light System Trailer: Unique & RARE For Sale
Navy Military Airport Optical Landing Light System Trailer: Unique & RARE:
Military Navy Optical Landing System(Meatball)
Manufactured by 08R N. A. S. Norfolk, VAMOLS MK10 MOD0J-10300-1[Accurate dimensions coming soon: It is approximately 7' to 8' tall and about 18' wide when the arms are folded out. Overall length is about 14'.]This is a trailer version of the optical landing system that was used on aircraft carriers. The trailer version allowed for training on land based airfields. It has a giant curved mirror at the center. The mirror is surrounded by lights attached to the frame, as well as, two sets of lights that would be placed on the ground.
It has a navy inspection tag from 1973. This tag look much newer than the trailer. The trailer should be older - maybe 1950s to 1960s?This would be a great asset for a military collector, or someone with an airfield and wants to maintain an mid-century military aesthetic.This would also be a great museum exhibit, or a fantastic attention-getting piece at military shows.
It has all of the colored glass lenses (there is one blue lens that is included but not shown in the photos). There are three bulbs missing (see last photos).
The pintle hitch is in good order.The hand crank jack works as it should.Brake condition is unknown.This unit does not have any power supply and has not been tested. It is being sold as is.The tires hold air and the trailer can be pulled, but the tires are in a condition that it should not be pulled on the road. It is very heavy, and it must be transported by heavy duty trailer (8,000 pound rating or more), or a car hauler type truck. A winch and ramps will be needed to get it onto the transport vehicle. A rollback would be another option.Photos show the actual item for sale.
This item is for pickup only.Item must be picked up within 14 days.This item is for USA purchase only.Payment due within 3 days or transaction will be cancelled and the item will be relisted.Please make sure this is the item you need. Feel free to ask questions. I prefer not to take a return.