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Re: Id german optical equipment

Post by Luftflotte2 » 23 Mar 2011 03:00

Scherenfernrohr from ebay.de
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Re: Id german optical equipment

Post by Sturm78 » 23 Mar 2011 13:06

Nice image, Luftflotte2. :D

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Re: Id german optical equipment

Post by Sturm78 » 23 Mar 2011 14:14

Hi all,

Optical sight of German artillery. The weapon semms a 15cm sFH18 howitzer:

Zeiger-Zieleinrichtung 34 ??

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Re: Id german optical equipment

Post by Sturm78 » 25 Mar 2011 11:58

Hi all,

A interesting image with a rangefinder and other optical equipment:

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Re: Id german optical equipment

Post by Clive Mortimore » 26 Mar 2011 00:34

Sturm78 wrote:Hi all,

A interesting image with a rangefinder and other optical equipment:

Image from Ebay
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Hi Sturm

It looks like a Flak Battery command post or part of it. The uniforms are not army, navy or Luftwaffe. I think this could be a RAD battery.
Clive

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Re: Id german optical equipment

Post by Manuferey » 01 Apr 2011 22:04

I don't understand why this battery would need a radar AND a rangefinder. Doesn't "radar" mean "RAdio Detection And Ranging"? Could this be a training ground for Flak crews i.e. learning to operate Flak batteries with either radars or rangefinders only?

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Post by Clive Mortimore » 02 Apr 2011 22:40

Manuferey wrote:I don't understand why this battery would need a radar AND a rangefinder. Doesn't "radar" mean "RAdio Detection And Ranging"? Could this be a training ground for Flak crews i.e. learning to operate Flak batteries with either radars or rangefinders only?

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Hi Emmanuel

It appears that all the armies in WW2 continued to use optical range finders and predictors (directors) alongside the radar. To start with radar was an additional tool that was not that reliable or accurate. As the technology improved there was less need for the optical equipment. From what I understand about German radar, it was not linked to the predictor for gun laying but told the optical equipment crews where to look. The US SCR584 with a M9 director sent information directly to the guns, when coupled with a British 3.7 Mk2 with remote control and a fuse setter all the gun crew done was place the shells on the loading tray and pulled the trigger.

A good example of not letting go of the old way was the British who fitted radar to their searchlights. The radar "helped" the searchlight to locate the target, so that the optical gear could see the target and then inform the guns where to shoot. :? Later on someone realised the middle men could be taken out of the process.
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Re: Id german optical equipment

Post by Sturm78 » 09 Apr 2011 15:11

Hi all,

Kdo.Gerät 41 L ?? :?

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Re: Id german optical equipment

Post by Sturm78 » 10 Apr 2011 20:54

Hi all,

I found this image on Ebay. I think this is not standard Flakfernrohr 10 x 80 binoculars.

Any ideas?? :?

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Re: Id german optical equipment

Post by Sturm78 » 16 Apr 2011 13:20

Nobody for my last two images?? :(

Here an image of the sight of a 10.5cm leFH16 howitzer

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Re: Id german optical equipment

Post by Sturm78 » 02 Jun 2011 10:39

Hi all,

Another image from Ebay:

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Re: Id german optical equipment

Post by Sturm78 » 07 Jun 2011 15:18

Hi all,

Two images from Ebay: Flakfernrohr 10x80 binoculars

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Re: Id german optical equipment

Post by Sturm78 » 12 Jun 2011 10:02

Hi all,

An unknow optical instrument (to me) from Ebay:

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Re: Id german optical equipment

Post by Sturm78 » 14 Jun 2011 09:54

Hi all,

Optical sight of a 7.5cm leIG18

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Re: Id german optical equipment

Post by mlespaul » 03 Jul 2011 16:34

Sturm78 wrote:Hi all,

I found this image on Ebay. I think this is not standard Flakfernrohr 10 x 80 binoculars.

Any ideas?? :?

Sturm78
Its a Kriegsmarine Flakfernrohr 10x80 Schr.E 80 (80 degree angle). it has the iron quicksight on top and is mostly likely a eug. We optic geeks normally call these the "80 degree eug"'s or "KM eug"'s. These are highly sought after and are more valuable than the 45 degree angle 10x80s you probably see.
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