WW II Imperial Japanese Army / Navy – TYPE 1 AIRCRAFT BINOCULARS 10×70 – RARE!


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You are bidding on an EXTRAORDINARILY RARE set of  WW2 Imperial Japanese Army Type 1, 10×70 (7 Degree) Aircraft Binoculars!  This ” Big Eye “style was specifically used on Army Aircraft for observation, recognition, and reconnaissance purposes!

These binoculars were carried inside most Japanese fighter, bomber, and reconnaissance aircraft.  Being one of the most prolific Japanese hand-held binoculars of the war, they have an ocular lock to prevent movement.  They feature un-coated lenses (as with most Japanese binoculars), and wide-angled 7 degree lenses.

Made of aluminum, brass, and steel by Nikko (Nikon), these 10 x 70 power binoculars are in VERY NICE used condition!  The lens bodies retain about 95% of their original black finish, as well as the end piece fittings.  Eye sockets are intact, and the focus adjustment still functions PERFECTLY on both eye pieces (though a bit stiff)!  The optics are VERY CLEAR, but are a bit hazy, with some spotting (these could easily be cleaned up).  Right lens also has a scale indicating 0-30 / 0-70.  The left side body is well marked with the impressed designation, “Nikko”, and the serial number, “11570”.  Right side is stamped ” 10×70 mm   7° “.  Some very slight wear due to the age, but otherwise SUPERB!  Sadly the optical alignment is off, so these would need to have a good cleaning/adjustment.  The rubber eye cups are post-war replacements, as are is the nexk strap.  I have shown a similar one in use by a Japanese aviator in the last photo.  Would make a SUPERB addition to any Japanese or optics collection!

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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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——————- 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.


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