You are bidding on a VERY NICE example of a WW2 German Wehrmacht Pz B.W.F. 8 (Panzer Beobachtungs Winkel Fernrohr) 2.5 x 19° Bunker Periscope/Range Finder! This type of optic was most commonly used in the 486P2 Bunker Observation Bell, as well as MG Turrets.
This device was used for general observation behind an armored plate or inside a cupola. Some observation cupolas had them installed as side optics, but the MG gunner in a cupola or behind a plate also used them. This series has an optical performance of 2,5 x 19 degrees. it features a prism in the head, that could rotate 180 degrees horizontally. They have reticles which could be illuminated. The headrest is spring-loaded, and prevents inside light going out when there was no head before the lens (closes the optics). The user must rest his head against the padded headrest in order to open the viewing reticle. Used in fortifications that had a wall armor thickness of at least 12cm.
Made of solid brass, aluminum, and steel by Busch, this periscope is in VERY NICE used condition! It retains 95% of it’s original paint and finish, and the optics are near PERFECT, with MINIMAL spotting! Focus adjustment functions perfectly. Two of the four outer glass panels that protect the optics from weather and gas, have broken away, but this is quite common and were often replaced. I do have one of the missing glass pieces which I will include. This does not interfere with the optics, but one could easily replace the other glass panel if they wish. Features both a vertical and horizontal reticle/gradient scale that ranges 0-160, and the manufacture information is clearly legible on the outside of the housing, indicating the manufacture Busch. Also has a knob at the bottom that rotates the head, and a mount for adding a light for night use. I have shown where and how it was mounted in the last photos. A PERFECT addition to any collection or display!
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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.
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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.
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