CD27

The CD27 is the largest top-view nixie tube made by Rodan-Okaya. At 54mm, the digits are larger than the NL7037, Z568M and R|Z568M.

Digit size 54mm
Min current 7.5mA
Max current 12.5mA
Base TSB-12P

This tube was used to display the speed for passengers on Japanese trains – see the photo below. It looks like there is also a tube the same size with Km displayed:

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CD27 nixie tube speed indicator

The tube is also used at the Tanegashima space center in the press room in a countdown clock. It looks like there may also be a GR-727 on the bottom left:

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CD27 countdown clock
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