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Re: I need help to Id. german equipment

Post by Sturm78 » 16 Sep 2009 11:58

Hi all,

I found these images on Ebay.de.

First image: I think it is the same equipment of my last photo posted on 20 August. I guess these devices will be some kind of theodolites for artillery
Second image: I don not know
Third image: This equipment is a german sound locator but Does anyone know their official designation?
In the book "Sound locators, Fire Control Systems and Searchlights of the German heavy Flak units" of Werner Muller there are two wartime photos of this equipment but does not mention its name. I just know that this is a model older than the standard RRH (Ringtrichter-Richtungshörer) sound locator.

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Re: I need help to Id. german equipment

Post by Heimatschuss » 17 Sep 2009 22:14

Hello,

german equip1.JPG
The thing on the large tripod seems to be a balloon theodolite. The object on the small tripod could be another Richtkreis or the optics of a heavy gun.

Wehrmacht in wintertarn,Vermessung ,-.jpg
Definitely a balloon theodolite.

The build of both balloon theodite looks rather old-fashioned even for the time. While the optical system of a normal theodolite is basically just a telescope (i.e. a tube with some lenses where light falls in on one end and the eye of the observer is on the other end) the optics of a balloon theodolite have an additional prism reflecting the ray 90 degrees to the side. This allows for aiming at high elevation angles plus allows the observer a more ergonomical posture (i.e. standing more or less straight instead of crouching behind the apparatus). As the name already implies balloon theodolites were used primarily to observe for high-flying (but slowly moving) objects like weather balloons, cloud banks and so on.
(Theodolites measure only angles. To compute distances or heights at least one element of known length (so-called base) must be introduced into the observation configuration. This can be done by measuring the distance between two observation positions or observing from two locations with known coordinates or by using a bar of exactly known length (Basislatte) as an auxiliary target).

Wehrmacht in wintertarn,Vermessung 1.JPG
A normal theodolite of a quite modern type (for the time) with a target pole (Zielstab) on top. The (not displayed) pin of the target pole is directly above the vertical axis of the theodolite. Thus if the position of said target pole has been determined by other theodolites the derived postion can be directly used for further computations of the observations of the theodolite displayed. Or you can place the theodolite with the target pole above an already known position and do observations from there while at the same time serving as an aim for another theodolite.

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Re: I need help to Id. german equipment

Post by Sturm78 » 20 Sep 2009 09:51

Hi Torsten,

Thank you very much for your help. Great information!! :D

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Re: I need help to Id. german equipment

Post by Sturm78 » 27 Sep 2009 19:18

Hi all,

I found this image on Ebay.de.
Have anyone any idea? :?

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Re: I need help to Id. german equipment

Post by Sturm78 » 11 Oct 2009 15:22

Hi all,

I found perchance some information about this equipment in http://sudwall.superforum.fr/forum.htm.
According to this site, they are french sound locators (télésitemètre)type S Mle 1934 Sautter Harlé.

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Re: I need help to Id. german equipment

Post by Sturm78 » 02 Nov 2009 10:54

Hi all,

Can anybody help me to Id. these german optical equipments:
Images from http://www.ww2talk.com/forum/nw-europe/


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Re: I need help to Id. german equipment

Post by Sturm78 » 06 Nov 2009 15:58

Nobody?? :(

Well, I need help to identify this equipment. It is a captured listening device, but I do not know the model or the country of origin of this equipment.

Image from Ebay.

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Re: I need help to Id. german equipment

Post by Heimatschuss » 08 Nov 2009 11:39

Hello,

for the last one take a look at this thread http://forum.axishistory.com/viewtopic. ... und+mirror

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Re: I need help to Id. german equipment

Post by Sturm78 » 08 Nov 2009 18:18

Thanks for the link, Torsten. I see this strange device was subjected of a long discussion in the forum. :lol:

French sound locator, OK. Does anyone know the french name of this model? Is it a WW1 era equipment or post WW1?

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Re: I need help to Id. german equipment

Post by Sturm78 » 26 Nov 2009 13:17

Hi all,

I need help to identify these german generator:
Perhaps Maschinensatz 33 or 37 on Sd.Ah. 104 but I am not sure. :? :? It seems very large
Imges from Ebay

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Re: I need help to Id. german equipment

Post by Sturm78 » 29 Dec 2009 23:33

No one can identify the generator? :(

Well, two photos of German land mines from Ebay. Can anyone identify the model?

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Re: I need help to Id. german equipment

Post by MT-LB » 01 Jan 2010 13:57

Sturm78 wrote:No one can identify the generator? :(

Well, two photos of German land mines from Ebay. Can anyone identify the model?

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Hello and Happy New Year

first picture is German AT Tellermine 35 and the other is a Russian AT Mine TM35 or TM35m

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Re: I need help to Id. german equipment

Post by Sturm78 » 01 Jan 2010 21:54

Thank you very much for your help, MT-LB :D , and happy new year!!

Here I have two photos that show German soldiers with cable laying equipment. Does anybody know the name of this equipment in the German army?

Images from Ebay
Thanks in advance. Greetings Sturm78.
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Re: I need help to Id. german equipment

Post by Sturm78 » 07 Jan 2010 12:08

Nobody?? :(

Well, Can anyone identify these flamethrowers?

Images from Ebay
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Re: I need help to Id. german equipment

Post by Sturm78 » 25 Jan 2010 18:30

Hi all,

Nobody for the flammethrowers?? :(

Well, I found this image on Ebay. SF14Z observation field periscope or other model?? According to photocaption the soldiers are Austrian, so I guess that will be a austrian model

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