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Is this telescoop part of a plane??

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    bought it with a few other items relating a WWII RAF pilot. Click image for larger version. 

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    Welcome to the forum,

    Looks like it's a type of gun director scope used for the laying of guns. Sorry I can't be more specific, but someone else will be along.

    Regards, Ned.
    'I do not think we can hope for any better thing now.
    We shall stick it out to the end, but we are getting weaker of course, and the end cannot be far.
    It seems a pity, but I do not think I can write more. R. SCOTT.
    Last Entry - For God's sake look after our people.'

    In memory of Capt. Robert Falcon Scott, Edward Wilson, Henry Bowers, Lawrence Oates and Edgar Evans. South Pole Expedition, 30th March 1912.

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    I would say Ned is right, with that spirit level jobby on the side it looks Artillery shootery related.

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    I think its an old survey sight.

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    also theres noam marks or army arrow.

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    should be.AM.

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    A Stanley theodolite - as used by surveyors.
    Author of... 'Belfast Diaries: A Gunner In Northern Ireland'... 'A Tough Nut To Crack: Andersonstown.. Voices From 9 Battery Royal Artillery In Northern Ireland'... 'An Accrington Pal: The Diaries of Pte Jack Smallshaw, September 1914 To March 1919'.

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    Quote by harryamb2 View Post
    I think its an old survey sight.
    It may be an old civvy transit level I guess.
    'I do not think we can hope for any better thing now.
    We shall stick it out to the end, but we are getting weaker of course, and the end cannot be far.
    It seems a pity, but I do not think I can write more. R. SCOTT.
    Last Entry - For God's sake look after our people.'

    In memory of Capt. Robert Falcon Scott, Edward Wilson, Henry Bowers, Lawrence Oates and Edgar Evans. South Pole Expedition, 30th March 1912.

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    Looks to be a old theodolite, and instrument used for measuring angles.

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