14, Richtkreis RK-31 Mortar Sight, and others! Though this was commonly used by both the Heer and Luftwaffe, this a VERY RARE Kriegsmarine variant! In 1894, Carl Zeiss introduced a new and unusual type of prism binocular. Zeiss called its invention the Scherenfernrohr (scissors telescope) - an 8 x 10 power device fitted with adjustable twin periscopic extensions connected by a hinge.
An observer could position the tubular "ears" upright and parallel to each other or splayed out horizontally for greater depth perception (stereoscopic vision), causing objects to appear in modelled relief, strongly distinct from the background and thus estimate the range. This hybrid between binoculars and a periscope enabled the observer to remain safely concealed in dug-outs, behind walls or even tree trunks with only the objective lens visible to the enemy. By World War II the design remained virtually unchanged except for an upgrade in magnification to 10 x 50 and continued to be a useful tool in the Wehrmacht for general observation (in both vehicles and on the ground) and for artillery fire observation and direction throughout the war. It was to be used for: Observation and reconnaissance; Measuring angles of azimuth; Measuring angles of site and elevation; Measuring height of shell bursts; Establishing safety zones for advancing friendly troops; and to lay field guns. Made of wood and steel, this aiming periscope tripod was manufactured between 1939 to 1945.
Unlike most tripods that come up and have a post-war green paint (Yugo/Finnish), this retains 95% of the original Kriegsmarine WARTIME Grey paint! The fabric strap is strong, nut the metal fittings are corroded, due to moisture. Some slight chips and marks, but nothing that detracts.
Some marks, scratches and wear from storage, as you can see in the photos. Features a prominent KM Adler stamp on the top!
The only one I have ever seen of its type, it is a. VERY RARE item, that would make a PERFECT 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 NAVY Gestell 31 COASTAL ARTILLERY TRIPOD RARE" is in sale since Tuesday, December 17, 2019. This item is in the category "Collectibles\Militaria\WW II (1939-45)\Original Period Items\Germany\Personal, Field Gear". The seller is "messerschmitt*109" and is located in Malibu, California.This item can be shipped worldwide.