There are a number of scenes in the series which showed that batteries were in short supply and extremely sought after as they were needed for everything from radios to night-vision goggles. I thought it made an interesting point how quickly some advanced equipment was basically rendered useless by the lack of a simple battery-pack.
Anyways, I have a few questions regarding batteries in military equipment that some of you may be able to answer:
- I'm sure that many batteries are custom-made for a particular piece of kit. Does some equipment take standard-sized batteries (A, AA, D ,etc.)?
- Are military equipment batteries re-chargeable?
- How feasible would be it to jury-rig a piece of equipment to run off an external battery pack or generator?
- How long can, say, a radio or a night-vision scope run on a single battery charge?