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Old 15-03-20, 23:04
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Default Blackout lighting regulations for civilian vehicles

Found this on another page, makes for interesting reading:

A brief guide to the blackout lighting regulations for civilian vehicles during World War 2 in Great Britain.

http://www.aj-wilkinson.co.uk/blackout.html
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Old 16-03-20, 14:51
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Default Very interesting read

Hi Hanno

That was an interesting read, also gives insight into the logic behind the lights on CMPs.

Hit the extra information button at the very bottom, very interesting photo of car with gas bag on roof. Wonder if the gas bags came with a no smoking warning?

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Old 16-03-20, 22:21
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Default Blackout regulations on jeeps

Lighting regulations were also the reason why the British Car 5cwt 4x4s (Jeeps) had their blackout lights relocated from the grill to the fenders.

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Old 17-03-20, 18:08
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Oooh. I look forward to reading this. These regulations would have applied to the Welfare Vehicles that I study so this should be really helpful. Also if I ever get to recreate an example of one I can use this information to make it more accurate.

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Old 19-03-20, 22:04
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Hi all,
I hope somebody will like this reading too:



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Old 20-03-20, 01:35
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Default Were there a lot collisions?

HI

Some place I remember hearing/reading that more MVs were destroyed by collisions than enemy action. Now this may be just a myth. Wonder how many of those accidents were driving with blackout conditions.

But after having driven my HUP on just blackout lights on may an occasion, including many convoys it is a low speed operation. With a HUP speaking from having lead a couple of blackout trailrides, the first thing you open the windshield so that you are not looking through the glass.

Now back, Ilian's post interesting read.

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Ilian thanks for that. A good read as well.

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