Inside a russian Ge transistor

What’s inside a russian germanium transistor? I’ve a K.O. P217 metallic germanium transistor so let’s open it!

The victim comes from an high voltage generator of a russian military AK47 nigh vision sight.

The P217 was pulled out from this voltage converter

How to open it??? Simple, I’ve a turn!

Let’s turn it!

The body seems made from copper. Inside there is a surprise to…

It’s open

What is that white dust inside it??? If someone knows what is it, please tell me.

The white dust seems some kind of insulation/anti moisture dusty product.

Et voilà! The germanium PNP capsule


Author: l.i.papadopol