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Airplane Landing Lights

DAYTON, Ohio -- Airplane Landing Lights exhibit in the Early Years Gallery at the National Museum of the United States Air Force. (U.S. Air Force photo)

DAYTON, Ohio -- Airplane Landing Lights exhibit in the Early Years Gallery at the National Museum of the United States Air Force. (U.S. Air Force photo)

Early in the 1920s, McCook Field began experimenting with night flying equipment. Emphasis was placed upon airplane landing lights to replace highly dangerous wingtip and parachute flares in use at the time. The two lights on display at the museum, designed and tested at McCook Field in 1925, were very successful. In photographs, they are shown installed on the lower wing of a PW-8.

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