The German Army used a wide variety of optical equipment. German archives gives this series as Richtungsweiser-Fernrohr, but the abbreviation on the identification plates varies. Rm (Raummess) and Beob (Beobachtung) are normally found. Since it has a reticle with the pointed arrow, it is placed in the category aiming. This type was used on the firecontrol units “Kommandogerät 40” and the later versions. In most cases two of them were fixed on the 4 m rangefinder. In some cases a third specimen was mounted as a reserve.
Made of a large tooled alloy and aluminum construction, these 12 x 60 power rangefinder/ targeting binoculars are in EXCELLENT used condition. They retain approx. 95% of their original paint and finish, and are 100% COMPLETE! The eye sockets are intact and the focus rotates smoothly. Optics are SUPERB, and VERY CLEAR with MINIMAL SPOTTING! The data plate is FULLY intact, indicting:
Em 4m R40
The rubber head pads are still quite soft. Sunshields are also original to this set. A PERFECT example for any collection or display!
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