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Image of L1A1 SLR TRILUX (SUIT) SIGHT of 1976

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L1A1 SLR TRILUX (SUIT) SIGHT of 1976

The SUIT (Sight Unit Infantry Trilux) sight. This was an early 1970s attempt at providing the infantryman with robust optics for use in both an urban and battlefield environment, it found use on the streets Ulster where it was a useful tool - enabling quicker acquisition of fleeting targets than iron sights.

The sight was clamped to the SLR top cover by a spring, which - with age and wear - would weaken, leaving the sight to move around with recoil, rendering the weapon significantly less accurate than if fired using standard sights.

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A1145

Image of CAMPTOMETER, 1940's

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CAMPTOMETER, 1940's

If held vertically and viewed from the front two prisms can be seen mounted one on top of the other, the viewer can see to the left in one and to the right in the other, when objects in both views are in line one above the other, then they will also be in line on the ground. Used for lining up tents on a Camp site.

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A1440

Image of R & J BECK  PERISCOPE No14 Mk 2, 1918

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R & J BECK PERISCOPE No14 Mk 2, 1918

Markings on the instrument reads X 10 = Magnification 4= Degrees viewing angle. Made by R & J Beck Ltd 1918. Larger version of Officers type see Item A0898.

Donated by Richard Clark

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A1526

Image of WW1 R & J BECK OFFICERS PERISCOPE No 25, 1918

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WW1 R & J BECK OFFICERS PERISCOPE No 25, 1918

Markings on the instrument reads X 6 = Magnification 7= Degrees viewing angle. Made by R & J Beck Ltd 1918.

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A0898

Image of WW1 TRENCH PERISCOPE (RABBIT or DONKEY EARS), 1908

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WW1 TRENCH PERISCOPE (RABBIT or DONKEY EARS), 1908

1908 Pattern Trench Periscope known as 'Rabbit or Donkey Ears'.

When fully extended the two eye pieces look like large ears.
On the back of the mirror housing is Arabic script in a square formation, with a single 'W' below. The unit is painted in grey baked enamel and is original.

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A0864

Image of WW1 RANGE FINDER TYPE FT 27, 1917

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WW1 RANGE FINDER TYPE FT 27, 1917

Range Finder No2 Mk3
Looking through the eyepieces on the left is a scale in feet, and on the right two images of the scene, when both images are in line, by adjusting a knob on the tube, the range can be read in the left eyepiece.

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A0899

Image of WW1 TRENCH PERISCOPE No 9 Mk 1, 1916

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WW1 TRENCH PERISCOPE No 9 Mk 1, 1916

Trench Periscope of the type used in the trenches during WW1.
Simple wooden structure with two mirrors, 22 and one half inches long.

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A0336

Image of WWI BINOCULARS AND CASE

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WWI BINOCULARS AND CASE

WWI issue Binoculars.
This object belonged to an Officer and is marked with his initials. Made by Ross of Clapham Common London Serial No71694.

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A0500

Image of WWII BARR AND STROUD NAVEL BINOCULARS

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WWII BARR AND STROUD NAVEL BINOCULARS

Naval Binoculars with retractable Lens hood and switch-able glare filter, and a magnification of seven times.

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A1298

Image of PERISCOPE TANK SIGHT AND RANGE FINDER, 1950's

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PERISCOPE TANK SIGHT AND RANGE FINDER, 1950's

Sights used in some Tanks during the 1960's, complete with range finding ability (illuminated) and defrost heater around eyepiece.

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A0335


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