Introduced in 1938, the Carl Zeiss 10x80 Kriegsmarine Flakfernrohr was made of a very high quality construction, and with the 80. Angle, making it perfect for night and low light viewing. After May 1941, it was manufactured by the Carl Zeiss division, O. Ptische Praezisionswerke GmbH, Warsaw, Poland (eug). This later version was different from the original Carl Zeiss design, having a wider field of view of 122m at 1000m; and exit pupil of 8mm.
Production ended in August 1944. T hese 10x80s were primarily used for identifying attacking aircraft and directing the large 4m rangefinders, searchlights and cannons of anti-aircraft batteries. Made of a large tooled alloy and aluminum and steel construction, this 10 x 80 power range-finding FlaK Binocular is in FANTASTIC used condition!
Manufactured by eug (Optische Praezisionswerke GmbH, Warsaw, Poland). They retain 95% of the original paint and finish! All adjustments and knobs work as they should, however there are some slight marks, wears, and scratches, due to the age.
All original data and manufacture information is also present. This was designed as a complete unit, with a permanently affixed cradle and turntable... And will fit on any tripod with a 13mm mounting post. All focus adjustments work as they should, and the distance between the observers eyes can be adjusted from 56mm to 74mm. This binocular is adjustable on the yoke for altitude (elevation) and azimuth; with elevation being adjustable from -20.
And the Azimuth adjustable 0-260. It is missing the removable auxiliary sight, but those can be found online quite easily. Marked with a "T" indicating the optics are coated. T he optics are perfectly aligned, and EXTREMELY CLEAR, with NO spotting, haziness or fog!
EASILY the NICEST optics I have owned in some time. Out of ALL the 10x80 binoculars manufactured during the war, this. Variant is considered the BEST overall for optical clarity. Would make an EXCELLENT addition to any collection or display!Most of my items are vintage, and as such are AS-IS, so you must therefore expect a degree of wear due to age and/or usage. Although my passion is the Me109, I do offer many other German Aircraft Fw190, Me262, etc. , as well as USAF and Japanese items. Occasionally I do offer many non-vintage items such as prints and art relating to the time period. Use is solely based on my authorization only. The item "WW2 German Kriegsmarine 10x80 AIRCRAFT FLAK SPOTTING BINOCULAR VERY RARE" is in sale since Wednesday, January 8, 2020. This item is in the category "Collectibles\Militaria\WW II (1939-45)\Original Period Items\United States\Field Gear, Equipment". The seller is "messerschmitt*109" and is located in Malibu, California. This item can be shipped worldwide.