Afrika Korps long-range binoculars.

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Afrika Korps long-range binoculars.

Post by harry1 » 10 Apr 2021 20:46

I am looking for more information on the long-range binoculars/telescopes used on fixed tripods upto and during El Alamein (see example attached).

What was the visible range and distance with which they could see enemy forces?

Did any include night-vision?

Thank you.
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Re: Afrika Korps long-range binoculars.

Post by Wat Tyler » 11 Apr 2021 16:32

As far as i know they could be what are described as antiaircraft flak binoculars . Produced by Zeiss , 10x magnification with an 80mm front optic. I don't know about any night vision but the large optics would be an advantage there.

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