Id. US equipment

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Re: Id. US equipment

Post by Sturm78 » 24 Jun 2014 23:41

Hi all,

Another image of US soldiers with Training Mask MI

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Re: Id. US equipment

Post by zmija » 13 Jul 2014 14:38

Can anyone identify this dog gas mask? Thanks.

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Re: Id. US equipment

Post by Sturm78 » 18 Jul 2014 20:44

Hi all,

Can somebody identify this rangefinder ??

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Post by ROLAND1369 » 19 Jul 2014 04:16

This is an M2 Heightfinder. It was used to determine the slant range to an aircraft which it automaticly transmitted to the gun director of a heavy aa battery. It was used with the 3 inch, 90 MM and 120 MM aa guns. There was an earlier M1 and later m1a2 version which is visually almost identical.

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Re: Id. US equipment

Post by Sturm78 » 26 Jul 2014 17:59

Thank you for your help, ROLAND1369

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Post by Sturm78 » 07 Sep 2014 17:09

Hi all,

Any idea about this optical device ??

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Re: Id. US equipment

Post by ROLAND1369 » 08 Sep 2014 04:22

It is an m1918 or m1918a1 azimuth instrument.

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Post by ROLAND1369 » 08 Sep 2014 14:36

The distinction between the two is that the m1918 is in degrees while the m1918a1 is in mills. The m 1918 was for used by the US coastal artillery while the m1918a1 was for the Field artillery. The pecularity of this photo is that these ar Army Air Corps officers They are probibly on a bombing or ground gunnery range and observing practice runs.

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Post by Sturm78 » 08 Sep 2014 17:52

Thank you very much for your help and information, ROLAND1369. :)

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Re: Id. US equipment

Post by Sturm78 » 14 Nov 2014 11:27

Hi all,

Can somebody identify this optical instrument ??

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Re: Id. US equipment

Post by ROLAND1369 » 14 Nov 2014 13:51

It is an M1 Anti aircraft Battery Commanders Observation Instrument. Source Catalogue Of Standard Ordnance Items 1944.
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Re: Id. US equipment

Post by Sturm78 » 15 Nov 2014 10:04

Thank you very much for your help, ROLAND1369 :wink:
Your help is invaluable

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Re: Id. US equipment

Post by ROLAND1369 » 21 Nov 2014 15:09

No problem.

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Post by Sturm78 » 15 Dec 2014 12:04

Hi all,

Any idea about this AA fire director ?? :? According to photocaption, year 1929

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Re: Id. US equipment

Post by ROLAND1369 » 15 Dec 2014 15:21

This is an experimental Wilson T1 Director. It was tested but the inventor, A Maj Wilson died in 1927 and the project was taken ove by the Speery Corp and developed into the first standard US aa director, the M2 in 1930.

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