Tripod for German 10 x 80 flak binoculars

Accession Number REL33374
Collection type Technology
Object type Optical equipment
Physical description Aluminium, Leather
Maker Unknown
Date made c 1939 - 1945
Conflict Period 1950-1959
Period 1970-1979
Period 1960-1969
Second World War, 1939-1945
Period 1980-1989
Period 1940-1949

Aluminum tripod for German 10 x 80 flak binoculars. The legs of the tripod are extendable, and when closed are secured with leather straps.

History / Summary

Consigned in c 1947 from the United Kingdom to the Long Range Weapons Establishment, Salisbury, South Australia (now Defence Science and Technology Organisation). The tripod formed part of the plant equipment that was used for tracking at the Woomera Range during the Anglo-Australian Joint Project (1946-1980).