WW II German Air Force Kinotheodolit-Fernrohr – MONOCULAR – V-1 ROCKETS – RARE!

$300.00

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Description


You are bidding on a RARE example of WW2 German Heer / Luftwaffe 10×60 “Fernrohrlage I” Monocular, as ONLY used on the Kinotheodolit-Fernrohr!  This optical device was used to track and guide defensive fire…SPECIFICLLY, the V-1 and V-2 Rockets!




To support the anti-aircraft batteries of the Heer, Luftwaffe, and Kriegsmarine, there were various optical devices, which at the time of their use had a level of development that was unmatched worldwide. 

Depending on their size and complexity, they were equipped with a Kinotheodolit-Fernrohr, which made it possible to conduct guided defensive fire of the highest precision. 

These larger optical systems tracked, photographed, and measured ballistic paths and velocities of missiles (V1/V2) after they were launched to make adjustments and necessary changes to the launch angles for the next firing.  This optic scope is one of the two side-mounted directing telescopes, functioning much like the director telescopes seen on the large Kdo and EM 4 m R 36 (H) and 40s.



Made by Askania Werke AG, the 10×60 monocular with a 90° angled view, was one of two that were attached to both sides of such the Kinotheodolit-Fernrohr.  Used to track aircraft and rockets, it features various filters, which were adjusted in with a wheel knob (the normal centered position is marked “clear”).  It is inscribed, “Fernrohrlage I” (“Position I”)., which denoted the side in which it was mounted.  This is a very interesting example that I have not seen before, as it features an adjustment to change the reticle to a grid pattern or aiming pattern.  Sadly, this was taken apart by someone, and as such is missing screws.  Optics have some chips.   I suspect this is probably only good for parts or for restoration, so selling this AS-IS.  I have shown it’s location in the last photos.  A VERY NICE scope that would make a PERFECT addition to any collection or display! 

 

Please email me if you need additional photos or information.

 

——————- PAYMENT —————–

 Payment should be made within 7 business days at the end of the auction unless buyer contacts me for other arrangements. I accept all forms of payment. 

 

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My goal is to ship within 7 days from auction end. However, depending on circumstances, it may take up to an additional 1 week from receipt of confirmed payment. If you need it shipped sooner, please let me know and I will do our best to accommodate.

  

——————- TERMS OF SALE —————– 

Most of my items are vintage, and as such are AS-IS, so you must therefore expect a degree of wear due to age and/or usage. I will describe each auction to the best of my knowledge and take as many photos necessary to ensure you are pleased upon receiving your item. All sales are final, so please make sure your questions are answered to your satisfaction before you purchase. 

 

——————- ABOUT ME —————– 

Although my passion is the Me109, I do offer many other German Aircraft (Fw190, Me262, etc.), as well as USAF and Japanese items. Occasionally I do offer many non-vintage items such as prints and art relating to the time period. As a private collector myself, I am constantly on the lookout for historical memorabilia, authentic photographs, artwork or anything unique relating to military aircraft.  

 

——————- COPYRIGHT —————– 

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