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my etäisyysmittari  

Post by alpinoinMT » 09 May 2021 04:06

I recently acquired a Finnish Army stereoscopic range finder [see photo]
It is crtystal clear, but before try it out I am trying to find some instructions for this device!

I have also heard the Pv
T
mark is Finnish military? In what capacity?
These rangefinders are the smallest I have seen, not the 10 meter ones on ships.
Who used them? Mortars? Machineguns? Anti-tank guns? Anti aircraft?

Thanks very much for any info!
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Re: my etäisyysmittari  

Post by Mangrove » 09 May 2021 08:29

alpinoinMT wrote:
09 May 2021 04:06
I have also heard the PvT mark is Finnish military? In what capacity?
Pv T = Puolustusvoimain Taisteluvälinehuolto, "Ordnance Maintenance of the [Finnish] Defence Forces" or Puolustusvoimain Taisteluvälineosasto, "Ordnance Department of the [Finnish] Defence Forces". The marking predates [SA], which was in use from 1942 to 1969.
alpinoinMT wrote:
09 May 2021 04:06
Who used them? Mortars? Machineguns? Anti-tank guns? Anti aircraft?
The smallest ones seems to have been mostly used by anti-aircraft machine guns and front line infantry units. The practical accuracy of 0,7 ZEISS rangefinder is considered by the Finnish Defence Forces to be 30 metres up to 1000 metres and 60 metres between 1000 and 1500 metres. www.mil.fi - Stereoetäisyysmittari 0,7 ZEISS

SA-Kuva 26884. Saaren pitäjä, July 20th, 1941. SA-Kuva 113195 and 113196 are of the 0,7 ZEISS.

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Re: my etäisyysmittari  

Post by Seppo Koivisto » 09 May 2021 09:38

They were used by artillery and mortar forward observation teams. Their operators were hand picked due to their good stereoscopic vision.

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SA-kuva 162158 (and 162157)

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Post by alpinoinMT » 13 May 2021 00:06

THANK YOU/KIITOS Jarkko and Seppo
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Post by Seppo Koivisto » 21 May 2021 22:31

Forward observer using range finder Lankila 1941 (SA-kuva 30549)
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