Become our sponsor and display your banner here
Page 2 of 2 FirstFirst 12
Results 11 to 17 of 17

Flak 88 Monocular ?

Article about: This is a really nice souvenir piece and coming from the most famous gun of the war whatever it's actual role in the sighting / obs system i like it !!

  1. #11
    ?

    Default re: Flak 88 Monocular ?

    This is a really nice souvenir piece and coming from the most famous gun of the war whatever it's actual role in the sighting / obs system i like it !!
    The gates of hell were opened and we accepted the invitation to enter" 26/880 Lance Sgt, Edward Dyke. 26th Bn Northumberland Fusiliers , ( 3rd Tyneside Irish )

    1st July 1916

    Thought shall be the harder , heart the keener,
    Courage the greater as our strength faileth.
    Here lies our leader ,in the dust of his greatness.
    Who leaves him now , be damned forever.
    We who are old now shall not leave this Battle,
    But lie at his feet , in the dust with our leader

    House Carles at the Battle of Hastings

  2. #12

    Default re: Flak 88 Monocular ?

    Still no luck on determining this optics true purpose!

    I have been told that few examples of it are in Eyes Of the Wehrmacht by Stephen Rohan, but the book is no longer being printed!

    Also, could a mod kindly change the title of the thread to "Flak 88 monocular"?

  3. #13

    Default re: Flak 88 Monocular ?

    Thank you kindly walkwolf!

  4. #14
    ?

    Default Re: Flak 88 Monocular ?

    The lack of a reticule isn't necessarily odd- I have a definite gunsight from a Sturmgeschütz (and other vehicles) that doesn't have one- it was removed, perhaps to 'de-mil' it. In my case the reticule is marked on a separate little piece of glass, so it's possible that was the case here too.

    And since the actual 8,8cm cannon-armed Tiger's sight, the TZF9b, had a maximum magnification of only 5x, I would wonder if this doubly-powerful 10x telescope was normally for engaging ground targets- it seems excessive. Since it was a secondarly purpose, I'd think it more likely this scope was for its usual antiaircraft function; afterall, ground targets are engaged at maybe 1000m, while air targets would regularly be at 9000m+, so you need a powerful telescope to see them...
    Ohhhhh- pillage then burn...

  5. #15
    ?

    Default Re: Flak 88 Monocular ?

    Has anyone seen something similar? .... has about 10-13 cm ... "AUSSEN ENDE"

    is not found in an abandoned airport, is found between two functional airports, a few miles between airports, those airports was often Luftwaffe bases, around is filled with cartridges, ID tag and other pieces of aluminum ... full of USA cartridge/ tube .... from B24 Liberator ....

    ... is the protection cap for the cable roll from FLAK 88 , or Flak-Scheinwerfer ???

    ... POSSIBLE a bomb head protector during transport? ... a lavatory cistern valve from a JU2??



    Thank You !

    Click image for larger version. 

Name:	DSCF8509.JPG 
Views:	132 
Size:	235.8 KB 
ID:	469403Click image for larger version. 

Name:	DSCF8510.JPG 
Views:	112 
Size:	234.0 KB 
ID:	469404

  6. #16

    Default Re: Flak 88 Monocular ?

    uhh, what is the purpose of posting a non pertinent question a thread regarding my 88 monocular?

  7. #17
    ?

    Default Re: Flak 88 Monocular ?

    yes ... I thought I found some experts in FLAK 88 ... or artillery ... because there is little posts on FLAK 88 .

    I'll open another Thread .

    sorry about that!

Page 2 of 2 FirstFirst 12

Similar Threads

  1. Monocular WW II Issue

    In Equipment and Field gear
    03-13-2011, 03:55 AM

Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •