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U.D.F - 7 X 50 U - BOAT CONNING TOWER BINOCULARS- CARL ZEISS CA. 1945
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U.D.F - 7 X 50 U - BOAT CONNING TOWER BINOCULARS- CARL ZEISS CA. 1945

These binoculars were used on German U-boats.
They were mounted on a permanently present metal stand at the front in the conning tower.
The UDF 7x50 binoculars were a part of the U.Z.O. (Uberwasser – Ziel – Optik, or: U-boat aiming optics).
The binoculars were deployed during the lancing of torpedoes on the surface.
Because of its special build and use of materials this viewer is pressure- and watertight up to 30 atm / 300 meters.
Despite the fact that the viewer was watertight it would only be mounted after coming to the surface,
and afterwards it was taken back inside.
In the case of a sudden emergency dive the viewer could be left behind on the conning tower.
A few versions of this item are known, these binoculars have a fixed focus.
Executed with a knob on the right eyepiece for: Hell & Dunkel (light and dark).
At night the knob would be put in the Dunkel position, the reticule white vertical line
in the right eyepiece would then be illuminated through the use of luminous paint.
At the back there is a bending bar for adjusting the eye position.
It has retractable rubber eye caps with side shield against light shining in from the sides,
and it is equipped with little holes against condensation.
Exceptionally beautiful condition.
This model can also be used perfectly as a handheld.
Specification:
Fix focus
T coating
Massif messing body
BLC serial numbers present 255796
Porro 2 prism with blue coated lenses
Watertight up to 30 atm/300 meter
Reticule white small vertical line in the right ocular
Weight 5550 kg
Objective diameter 50mm

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