WW2 German Luftwaffe 10x80 Flak Binoculars D. This is one side of the binoculars, in rough unrestored original condition. It was brought back by a family friend at the end of his service in WWII.
The paint is chipping, lens ring is cracked, and optics need to be cleaned. Reference the photos for details. I only have what appears to be the left side. From my online research: This is a great German World War Two Doppelfernrohr (telescope) 10 x 80 German Luftwaffe Flak issue painted gun sight binoculars, produced by Josef Schneider & Co. These were used for direction sighting on the German Flak 36 (88 mm) Gun.
Luftwaffe Flak regiments used these giant 10 x 80 Binoculars during\ WW2. The right side of the binocular body is marked. Is the abbreviation for Doppelfernrohr (double telescope), with 10 x 80 indicating the magnification power of the optics. The German wartime three letter code dkl stands.
For Josef Schneider & Co. Of Kreuznach, a specialist lens maker, and under that the set's serial number is given. Feel free to contact me with any questions. Be sure to check out my other items! The item "WW2 German Luftwaffe 10x80 Flak Binoculars D.10x80 Original & Unrestored" is in sale since Thursday, February 7, 2019. This item is in the category "Collectibles\Militaria\WW II (1939-45)\Original Period Items\Germany\Personal, Field Gear".peace" and is located in Oshkosh, Wisconsin. This item can be shipped worldwide.