What is it?

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  1. twerppoet

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    Overlooked that little fact. I'll try harder next time.

    All yours.
     
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    What are the black and yellow devices,we didn't have them when I was in the navy?
     
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    Those are the hydrostatic releases you mentioned. They release the raft from the ship at 10 to 15 ft. if I remember right. There is also a manual release (not shown) just in case you want off the ship before it's under water. ;)

    Yours were probably a different design. This particular unit is on a ferry at Seattle. The ones on most Coast Guard ships are more box shaped.
     
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    The hydrostatic releases we had were larger and made of metal.
     
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    What are we looking at?Where was this type used?When were they in use?

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    I'm getting the impression someone collects optics, maybe just a bit. ;)
     
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    You've discovered my secret!:)
     
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    These appear to be Kreigsmarine U-Boat binoculars, used on U-Boats, and probably for most of WWII.

    There seem to be a few variations, maybe different models/manufacureres through the war, but his pair is probably the 7x50 fixed focus by Carl Zeiss.
     
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    Congratulations,twerppoet.Absolutely correct.
    Unlike most of the so- called U-Boat binoculars,these were only issued to U-Boats.
    Here are some more photos.

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    image-938024992.jpgThey're probably the toughest 7x50 binoculars ever made.No expense was spared in their design and construction.
    You turn now.
     
    #59 scifan57, May 23, 2012
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    Ok. This should be a bit more challenging. The picture isn't great, but if it was you'd probably see too much.

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