No 9 Mk III Telescope Storage Case
|Title||No 9 Mk III Telescope Storage Case|
|Object type||Optical equipment|
|Place made||Australia: Australian Capital Territory, Mount Stromlo|
No 9 Mk III Telescope storage case made from wood. The case is painted olive drab and features screwed metal hinges on the opening lid and two leather carry straps. Marked on the lid is 'TELESCOPE SIGHTING NO 9 MARK III. OBSERVATORY CANBERRA 1942 D (BROAD ARROW) D NO 89.' Internally the box is layed out to accommodate the telescope REL33897.001.
No 9 Mark III telescope transportation box used by Australian Army and Navy heavy long range artillery units during the Second World War for telescope storage. Telescopic sighting instruments were used by long range heavy artillery units of the Australian Army and Navy during the Second World War for coastal defence installations.