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Article about: Hello, I have this Royal Navy binocular gunsight from the anti-aircraft fire direction station on a British Warship. My research suggests that they are wartime but I cant pin it down for cer

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    Hello, I have this Royal Navy binocular gunsight from the anti-aircraft fire direction station on a British Warship. My research suggests that they are wartime but I cant pin it down for certain. Does anyone know when these were made? Many thanks, Douglas
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    This nice wide angle Sight was mounted on a Mk IV Pom Pom director system , gun layers binocular.

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    Thanks for your reply and welcome to the forum.

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    I have been on here before but have lost my sign in details so rejoined , I have a diagram of the director and optic in situ, will rty and find it to post on site.

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    Binocular on its mount.
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    Thanks very much for this. Do you have any idea when this dates from?

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    I have what I believe is the "Control Officers telescope, a small brass monocular sight which has a spider web type range scale in it.

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    The Type 372 sight is illustrated in Norman Friedman's "Naval Anit-Aircraft Guns and Gunnery", and appears to be WW2.
    B.R. 1634(8), Handbook On The Use Of Radar For Gunnery Purposes Visual/Radar Target Indication

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_o...sh_naval_radar

    Unfortunately the actual types and use of optical sights is not well detailed and the example I have is not NP dated , but all points to it being WW2 issue.

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    This is great information and I am very grateful. I had previously drawn a total blank in trying to find out about these.

    The optical quality of these lenses is superb, but they are too heavy to hold steady!

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    Douglas sorry for the late replt, mClick image for larger version. 

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ID:	1017314ust date from 1941 at least , the attached photo from IWM shows the set in use on Prince of Wales , have seen similar from HMS Hood.

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