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Whsammler

Hello all,

Added this beauty to the collection last week. 

It was a local find (Canada) & I must admit I was mighty happy to add it to my ever growing optics collection. 

One prism set it held in by spring loaded pins, you can easily pull it out. The other is held by pins that you need to manually retract before you can pull the prism out of the main body. 

The prisms are made a very thin Bakelite & I could see how they would not survive very long if mishandled etc. If I dropped it on the floor the prisms would undoubtedly be smashed. 

They are just mirrors so no magnification when looking through just a center pin & a line through the center of the glass. I assume to help you aim when driving etc. This was not used as s gun sight  

I’m going to make a display stand for it so I will display nice & be safe. 

Does anyone have any detailed pics of this in use, I would be interesting to see this in period pictures other than the one below. 

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Desert Rat

Hello Whs,

Great Item and surely a collectors pride & joy, thanks for showing us the images on MCN. Have you any more from your collection to show us?

Many Thanks....Best to you....Desert Rat

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@Whsammler - This is Jagdpanzer IV periskop (Winkelspiegel).

Is this the same?

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Whsammler

Val,

 

That is 100% the item in question.

Thanks for posting that picture....you sir are a champ!!!

Im trying to come up with some sort of display stand for it so I can put it safely in my optics cabinet, & this give me some good ideas.

Watch this space for updates in the new year as im off on holidays to New Zealand soon.

 

Glen

 

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20 hours ago, Desert Rat said:

Hello Whs,

Great Item and surely a collectors pride & joy, thanks for showing us the images on MCN. Have you any more from your collection to show us?

Many Thanks....Best to you....Desert Rat

D.R. 

I have a fair amount of stuff to show. 

Still waiting on the German Optics & Equipment sub section so that I can post in a dedicated section.

I will dig up some more of my Panzer related items & post them in the panzer section this week.

Glen 

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Desert Rat

Great Image Val,

Thanks for showing us, now I can see exactly what the object is and where on the tank.

Best to you ....Desert Rat

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This is Panther II, this is different.

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Whsammler

Val,

Yes I think this is a simplified version of the one I have. 

The unit you show, the body is made of Bakelite & is one piece. I think ive seen them on eBay.de........? 

It would be a cheaper option to produce than the unit I have. 

Now i have to track one of these down to show its development progression.

Glen

 

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Now you need appropriate storage box too... ;)

Inner view of Stug III

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Whsammler

Val,

 

Let work together & see if we can just get the entire vehicle to save time trying to buy it piece by piece....LOL

Glen

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Desert Rat

Hello Glen and all you clever men,

Optics, not my favourite but certainly essential in all Wars, really surprising the evolution of optics over the last 100 or more years!

Thanks to you all for your knowledge and images, look forward to seeing more of this very interesting subject.

Best to you All ......for 2019

Desert Rat

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