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Discussion in 'Off-Topic' started by scifan57, May 21, 2012.
Overlooked that little fact. I'll try harder next time.
What are the black and yellow devices,we didn't have them when I was in the navy?
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.
The hydrostatic releases we had were larger and made of metal.
What are we looking at?Where was this type used?When were they in use?
I'm getting the impression someone collects optics, maybe just a bit.
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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.
Unlike most of the so- called U-Boat binoculars,these were only issued to U-Boats.
Here are some more photos.
They're probably the toughest 7x50 binoculars ever made.No expense was spared in their design and construction.
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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.