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last Italian made binoculars?

Started by Hans Weigum, July 25, 2020, 10:40:32 am

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Hans Weigum

When and from which manufacturer were the last genuinely Italian made military binoculars procured?

Hans

Rodolfo Peirano

Dear Hans,

in my knowledge, the last binoculars sold to the Italian Armed forces was in my knowledge an Aeritalia 8x30 very similar to 8x30 BGA SAFARI, and the Officine Galileo 7x50.
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Hans Weigum

Dear Rodolfo

Thanks for your reply. So the 8x30 from Filotecnica Salmoiraghi dated 1957, despite their labelling "Esercito Italiano" were rather trial samples than real standard issue?

Hans

Rodolfo Peirano

No Hans,

the Filotecnica 8x30 as on the other hand the 6x30 and 8x30 San Giorgio was sold to Army but all of these in the previous years 50s earl 60s.

Two years ago, during a meeting on board an Italian Coast Guard ship, I saw that they used 7x50 Steiner, then I can assume that the Italian supplies are end.
everyone can learn from everyone - Rodolfo

Uli Zeun

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Rodolfo Peirano

Nice Uli, not common to see.

Filotecnica used plastic at that time, probably for reasons of material economy and processing. In my opinion, the models of San Giorgio were better. However, all these models are characteristic of the previous period.
everyone can learn from everyone - Rodolfo