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Zeiss KM AA Sight 5x14 Degrees

Started by Niall McLaren, September 15, 2019, 08:45:43 pm

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Niall McLaren

Coated optics, reticle illumination, swing in filters and incredible wide angle fixed focus views. Compared with Sard wide angle;
"A little bit of something beats a whole lot of nothing." - Little Richard

Niall McLaren

"A little bit of something beats a whole lot of nothing." - Little Richard

Rodolfo Peirano

Yes Niall, really wide angle. Note in the third image the double coupling for the rubber mask (right or left eye) at least I think  ;)
everyone can learn from everyone - Rodolfo

Uli Zeun

* Mr. Monocular *

Niall McLaren

"A little bit of something beats a whole lot of nothing." - Little Richard

Peter De Laet

As far as I know these A.Z. Schr. E. C/6 were - next to the BZ C/2 - the workhorses of the KM light/medium artillery. Only when mounted on a 10.5 SKL/32 or 88 MPLC/30 - both being Flak gun mounts - they were mounted with the 1x Zielfernrohr. These guns were quite common though. One thing is for sure, these never saw service on submarines. Nonetheless they are great monoculars.
"Wer schaffen will, muss fröhlich sein!" Theodor Fontane, 1819-1898.

Niall McLaren

You're right Peter - they were never sub mounted. I have a U boat flak sight somewhere and it weighs a ton... ;)
"A little bit of something beats a whole lot of nothing." - Little Richard

Greg Boreland

What an amazing looking optic Niall I have never seen one before looks very cool.
I don't know how you find this stuff never see it for sale that's for sure, Thanks for showing it.

Niall McLaren

I'm glad you like it Greg. She's a heavy beast but with awesome optics and I was lucky to stumble upon her. ;)
"A little bit of something beats a whole lot of nothing." - Little Richard

Peter Schmoll Jr.

Hi guys,

a really very interesting mono of the KM. I wasn't very interested in the target devices of the Kriegsmarine...what a stupidity.
Peter de Laet writes that these optics were the workhorses of the KM. Therefore large quantities must have survived the war and almost every collector should have these optics in his collection. In fact, I only know 3 or 4 of these monos. Coincidence ? Where is the rest ? Was there no further or subsequent use ?`
In addition the rubber forehead protectors are missing on the glasses known to me. Didn't they use these protctors because they were unusable? After all, each of the two gunners (left and right) had to set up the target optics according to the following criteria:
1. with which eye (right or left) is the target aimed ?
2.According to this the mounting in the right or left socket was directed. 
3.Then the non-aiming eye had to be covered by an opaque bakelite plate by means of a swivel joint.

greetings
Junior

Peter De Laet

Hi Peter,

Maybe because they didn't interest you very much earlier on, you didn't notice them? OK, they do not grow on trees, but they aren't very uncommon. Nedinsco kept on producing them after the war, in reasonable quantities, for the Dutch Navy. It is true that the headrests are usually missing. Often their rubbers have severely deteriorated. 
"Wer schaffen will, muss fröhlich sein!" Theodor Fontane, 1819-1898.

Wim de Bruin

Here a picture of the Nedinsco's Peter mentioned, and a Zeiss KM with mount for the zielfernrohr.

Peter Schmoll Jr.

Wow great, thanks for showing Wim !

Junior

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