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propblast

Jan 25, 2013, 1:26 PM
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So I have another "new" to me piece of gear, that I am trying to find out when it was made and for whom.

If someone can host a picture I have one I can send one. For the life of me I can't figure out how to do it off this tablet.

This altimeter is marked: Altimaster II on the back of the casing.

- black face with white numbers
- no manufacture markings on the face.
- large numbers 10-1. ( not the normal 12-1 )
- small numbers 20-11
- here is the kicker. The numbers glow as does the needle, and bright too
- Alti is tied to a wedge with white 550.

Alone ever run across one of these before?

I am guessing maybe this is a Military Alti but am not sure.


(This post was edited by propblast on Jan 25, 2013, 1:27 PM)


propblast

Jan 25, 2013, 3:04 PM
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Now with picture


http://i1198.photobucket.com/...000000DB23999882.jpg


tunde

Jan 25, 2013, 3:31 PM
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High altitude altimeter. The wedge mount is for mounting on the chest strap. That's all I've got on it.


propblast

Jan 25, 2013, 4:08 PM
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Well I had that much figured out but, I appreciate it. Smile


Premier wmw999  (D 6296)

Jan 25, 2013, 6:30 PM
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I have an altimaster 2 still; it looks nothing like that. OTOH, it looks a whole lot like whatever the altimeter was on a console that I borrowed for a few jumps early in my career (the console also had a stopwatch Sly).

If you didn't say it had "altimaster II" on the back, I'd doubt that was it -- I'd say it was a 1 or something.

The "regular" II will definitely go to above 20,000 -- I've done it a few times.

Wendy P.


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chuteshack

Jan 25, 2013, 7:20 PM
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the altimaster 1 had a 2-3 inch deep case like the altimeters in aircraft. but it had the 0 to 12000 ft face with the orange warning segment at 2500. pretty much the same as the ati 2 is today. i worked for snyder (SSE) from the 60's on thru the ParaPlane corporation days. never saw any alts like the one in the pic


airtwardo  (D License)

Jan 25, 2013, 8:02 PM
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In reply to:
the altimaster 1 had a 2-3 inch deep case like the altimeters in aircraft. but it had the 0 to 12000 ft face with the orange warning segment at 2500. pretty much the same as the ati 2 is today. i worked for snyder (SSE) from the 60's on thru the ParaPlane corporation days. never saw any alts like the one in the pic

It also had a much 'fatter' needle than what's seen today. I still have the one I got in '76...sometimes funny when someone notices only red @ 2500'


propblast

Jan 25, 2013, 9:16 PM
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Yeah this Alti is not thick like a Alti 1 or console altimeter.


oldwomanc6

Jan 26, 2013, 3:48 PM
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Is there a date on it?

It looks like ones I've seen on chest-mounted reserves. Right next to the stopwatch. Laugh


It doesn't look like my Altimaster II at all. Circa 1977-78


propblast

Jan 26, 2013, 4:23 PM
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No date.

Just Altimaster II printed on the back.


Peterkn  (D 7417)

Jan 27, 2013, 6:07 AM
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What you have is part of an alti designed for military night jumps. The battery box is missing on yours.

I have one that's very similar - see photos attached. This also says Altimaster II on the back but the dial is slightly different and mine goes to 12/24k.

The label on the battery box (photo c) says Altimeter MA2-30 A. I have no idea when these were made, but I bought mine from a British army surplus shop for a few pounds about 15 years ago. Used it on a couple of night jumps and it's certainly better than trying to attach a cylume to a regular alti.
Attachments: Alti II a.JPG (21.5 KB)
  alti II b.JPG (21.6 KB)
  alti II c.JPG (25.2 KB)


SEREJumper  (D 29555)

Jan 27, 2013, 6:23 AM
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It's not an MA2-30, it's an earlier alti.


lucky508  (B 15469)

Jan 28, 2013, 10:36 AM
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Since everyone is showing theirs. Ill show you mine. Wink Not sure of the nomenclature on this one. Id have to take it apart to find that and if I remember right it might be sterile anyway. The thick base is for holding watch batteries in the corners. There are red lights at 3,6,9 and 12.

ATW,
Cael
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DBCOOPER  (D 24112)

Jan 31, 2013, 1:52 PM
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I have an SSE MA2-30 around here somewhere...


accumack  (D 4825)

Feb 25, 2013, 7:22 PM
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It was made for the military in the 1980s by Steve Snyder Enterprises (SSE) and was based on the AltimasterII.


Amazon  (D License)

Feb 25, 2013, 8:20 PM
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In reply to:
In reply to:
the altimaster 1 had a 2-3 inch deep case like the altimeters in aircraft. but it had the 0 to 12000 ft face with the orange warning segment at 2500. pretty much the same as the ati 2 is today. i worked for snyder (SSE) from the 60's on thru the ParaPlane corporation days. never saw any alts like the one in the pic

It also had a much 'fatter' needle than what's seen today. I still have the one I got in '76...sometimes funny when someone notices only red @ 2500'

Here are my Alti's thru the years.

Quite rightlyWink
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  Old and new 1.jpg (130 KB)
  Mellow Yellow 1976-Back.jpg (115 KB)
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propblast

Jul 19, 2014, 12:36 PM
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So i picked up another Alti. This one is a Northstar. It came with a unattached wrist strap kit. The kit I am sure is the wrist kit for a ALTI 2.

This NS alti only has three corner holes to attach it to a wrist mount or a wedge. This makes it different than the Alti II.

Where these ever wrist mounted and if so how?

I am assuming this one was a chest reserve mount with a plate.

Thanks for your time. I am not a collector and like to jump older gear. People hear Im a skydiver and i end up with some odd stuff. Not a bad deal.


(This post was edited by propblast on Jul 19, 2014, 1:38 PM)


propblast

Jul 19, 2014, 1:37 PM
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http://images.bidorbuy.co.za/...247_8May2014_030.jpg

this is the one



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