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US G.I. Water Activated 6 Volt Battery New Unissued and Sealed in Original Tin Can

 
Military
MLT-4738
MLT-4738
MLT-4738
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BA-259/AM battery originally used in AN/AMT-4 radiosondes carried aloft by balloons for meteorological purposes. This 1960's manufactured battery provides 1.5, 6, and 115 volts of direct current when activated by water. These batteries are eco-friendly, contain no heavy metals, and are extremely lightweight.

Military surplus, NSN: 6135-00-635-6370

New in unused condition. 
Total number of Reviews: 2

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5.0 5
"I saw this battery and thought: \"I don't have one of these,\" and proceded to buy it. I have no idea what I will ever use this for because I don't plan on buying any hot air balloon weather instruments, but it makes a great military display piece. Mine was caked in dirt or something but it washed off with just water. Yes they are unopened, but they've been rattled around a bit and mine had some scratches and a dent, so I would say grade II. But still definitely worth $10. Oh, and they aren't the size of a soup can like I thought, It's more like gigantic coffee can size."
5.0 5
"A great deal for a back-up for a radio or whatever. The last reviewer thought them worth 10, now they are under 2 bucks.. Perfect to store, bulky, yes, but light and stack-able. Store away for just in case."