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Niall McLaren

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Zeiss KM AA Sight 5x14 Degrees
« on: September 15, 2019, 06:45:43 PM »
Coated optics, reticle illumination, swing in filters and incredible wide angle fixed focus views. Compared with Sard wide angle;
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Re: Zeiss KM AA Sight 5x14 Degrees
« Reply #1 on: September 15, 2019, 06:47:09 PM »
Sard comparison;
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Re: Zeiss KM AA Sight 5x14 Degrees
« Reply #2 on: September 15, 2019, 08:29:33 PM »
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  ;)
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Re: Zeiss KM AA Sight 5x14 Degrees
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Re: Zeiss KM AA Sight 5x14 Degrees
« Reply #4 on: September 15, 2019, 08:59:59 PM »
And some raggedy ones too! ;D
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Re: Zeiss KM AA Sight 5x14 Degrees
« Reply #5 on: September 15, 2019, 11:30:25 PM »
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.
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Re: Zeiss KM AA Sight 5x14 Degrees
« Reply #6 on: September 15, 2019, 11:33:22 PM »
You're right Peter - they were never sub mounted. I have a U boat flak sight somewhere and it weighs a ton... ;)
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Re: Zeiss KM AA Sight 5x14 Degrees
« Reply #7 on: October 01, 2019, 01:08:30 AM »
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.

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Re: Zeiss KM AA Sight 5x14 Degrees
« Reply #8 on: October 01, 2019, 10:17:46 AM »
I'm glad you like it Greg. She's a heavy beast but with awesome optics and I was lucky to stumble upon her. ;)
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Re: Zeiss KM AA Sight 5x14 Degrees
« Reply #9 on: October 13, 2019, 05:54:19 PM »
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
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Re: Zeiss KM AA Sight 5x14 Degrees
« Reply #10 on: October 13, 2019, 08:30:23 PM »
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. 
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Re: Zeiss KM AA Sight 5x14 Degrees
« Reply #11 on: October 14, 2019, 11:34:29 AM »
Here a picture of the Nedinsco's Peter mentioned, and a Zeiss KM with mount for the zielfernrohr.

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Re: Zeiss KM AA Sight 5x14 Degrees
« Reply #12 on: October 14, 2019, 07:05:56 PM »
Wow great, thanks for showing Wim !

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