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SKU: 482


This type was made at Ross London in 1940 it’s probably the largest hand held military binoculars ever made.
The binoculars have been nicely preserved with the original yellow Admiralty arrows on both tubes.
They were only given to larger naval ships such as Cruisers and Battleships, the circulation was very limited, only ca. 500 were made.
The optical performance is excellent, it is a Porro II construction with coated lenses and extendable sun shields.

A good example of good British engineering: always solid but slightly different from the rest.
A super large binoculars that you can use permanently on a stand and as a handheld, with its color filter carousel and cliker gear.
Clicker gear/ oculars with click stop: by turning the eyepieces for focus you will hear a number of clicks.
You had to remember the number of clicks required for your personal setting.
Knowing his focusing position the user can adjust the binocular without further visual inspection both during the day and at night.

The binoculars have recently been fully serviced and cleaned.
The optical quality is excellent, the view is exceptionally bright with a wide panoramic view.
The prism housing contains a filter carousel with Russian yellow, dark neutral, light neutral and clear adjustable with a knob on the front of the housing.
There is also a sealed air connector on the front of each housing for a seal test or for purifying dry air.
These binoculars were often placed in a fixed position (image 12).
This binoculars has neck strap lugs, so that they can also be used by hand.
Factory stickers with coated optic clean with care.
A beautiful and rare historical binoculars in original finish, few signs of wear, with provenance.

General information built-in filters:
Neutral shades of gray can be used in good weather, clear weather conditions and sun.
Light orange or yellow can increase contrast in low light, snow and fog.
Patt AC 2010
Magnification factor x 10
Length 40 cm (15,7 inches)
Objective diameter 70 millimeters
Eyepiece diameter 10 millimeters
Porro prism 2 design
Two air connectors
Built-in filters; Clear, Russian yellow, dark neutral, light neutral
Each eye can be set individually
Aluminum body
Exit pupil 7 mm
Field of view 5¼ º = 92m / 1000m
Serial nr. 118769
Australian Royal Navy- R.A.N. 2873
Cruiser-HMAS Australia
Included neck strap & rubber eye shields
Waxed oak tripod with polished aluminum and connection adapter.

ITEM : 482


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