DSEi 13: A P90 And A Flashlight Had A Child …

The Team Japan’s Alpha-1 is a Japanese made search light that looks like it’s design was inspired by the FN P90 PDW. The searchlight, which weighs 4 kg (8.8 lbs), can project a beam of light 2km for 60 minutes.


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  • Merlon

    I have no need for it, but i really want one 😀

    • rjackparis

      No need!?!?!?! are you kidding me?

      it shoots a beam for 1.2 miles.

      you could use it for home defense. you could Melt or Blind any home invader.

      • Vincent

        And yourself, for that matter.

        • rjackparis

          details, details.

        • Jeremy Star

          You just have to put on your Men In Black sunglasses first.

      • More like a phaser!

  • Gunhead

    Is this team led by Shirow Masamune?

    • Avery

      Probably not, Magpul headhunted him years ago for the PDR 😛

      • ArcRoyale

        Right after he got done designing the f2000.

  • Joe Schmoe

    Why does it have a gun scope instead of a spotting scope mounted?

    • insertjjs

      At 2 klicks, have a dumbass looking your way, center his face in the crosshairs and bam blind dumbass!

    • Eugene

      For use as a signal lamp?

  • Anon

    My new EDC flashlight.

  • Nishi Drew

    So, how many lumens is that?

  • LCON

    Finally I can replace my automatic crossbow for long range vampire hunting.

  • TG13

    i want one..

    • Jeremy Star

      Me too!

  • Frank J

    You can use it as a ram and flash the person once the door open. A well non-lethal approach!

  • Daniel Alan

    must be the must have flashlight were you cannot own guns, wtf do need a scope for? does this light shine over one mile??? i doubt it

    • Eugene

      I’m pretty sure the 2km range of this thing is over one mile..

  • wetcorps

    2km? Can you set things on fire with it at close range? 😀

  • Gregor

    If I would own a house, I would consider a mortgage, just to buy this thing. A PEQ15 would be a nice add on…

  • BryanS

    Ive seen more practical:

    • Bryan you have to much money. You need to send that setup to me:-)

      • BryanS

        That’s senor Chen’s (who’s done an article or 2 for TFB before).

  • Michael

    Perfect for Batman…

  • i wonder…

    first person who reads this blog to get one REALLY needs to put a ask to put a video up of him or herself melting/burning stuff with it…

    • i wounder…

      I apologize for my TERRIBLE grammar there. What I meant was ” the first person who is a TFB fan to get one of these needs to ask the blog to put up a video of him/herself burning, melting, and or incinerating things with it.”

  • Lance

    A scope with this flash light…. LOL

  • CaptainSlaughterboard

    “Team Japan” looks like not a company name…
    I think there is logo “JAPANCELL Co. Ltd.” below scope.

  • Vladimir K

    No lumens listed, more important – no candela listed. Pretty much sure it’s either a recoil or convex lens flashlight in big bulky housing.
    PS: LiFePo4 battery technology is out of date, NCM would double the runtime.

  • Masoo2

    This reminds me of the PDW-57 from COD BLOPS 2 (Sorry for the reference :D)

  • Leonardo Padrino

    How many rails would you possibly need for a spotlight?!

  • Lumens? = Sufficient

  • JT

    This is the only weapon their constitution allows them to have

  • Roland_1911

    Okay maybe I’m not the brightest bulb in the world, no pun intended, but what purpose is a shoulder mounted flashlight that weighs 8 pounds used for?

  • Raoul O’Shaugnessy

    Looks more like a cross between a P90 and an AT-4

  • Victor

    What the hell is this for? Killing vampires?

  • Axel

    Holding that like a p90 would be awfully cumbersome, don’t you think? The flashlight would be awfully top-heavy. I would prefer a chainsaw set of grips.

  • Zach

    Holy crap this is what John Clark and Ding Chavez used to take down the AWACS in Debt of Honor.

  • Doopington

    If you put a magnifying glass in front of it, could you play Death Star with green army men?

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  • Slash3

    Here’s some more information on it. 8,000 lumens.