Jump to content
fv1609

Mystery Object No.115

Recommended Posts

looks like a pair of binoculars with a aldis signalling lamp attached

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
looks like a pair of binoculars with a aldis signalling lamp attached

 

Binoulars - yes

Aldis lamp - nope

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Your'e enjoying this arent you? So we have a pair of bins, There appears to be a trigger, and adjusting mechanism, and a handle. The lead suggests, either power going in, or, voice mesages coming out?

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

On the possibility that my initial guess was not correctly worded, trying again;

Binos incorporating an image intensifier..........as to when, another guess, mid-1950's ?

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Richard setting me off, remember the Vampir IR sight fitted to the T.H.U.R.S.H. rifles in the Man From U.N.C.L.E.? So is this along similar lines?

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Your'e enjoying this arent you?
Yes that's why I do it:)

I enjoy seeing the intellectual ingenuity, the diversity of thought & humour that often arises.

 

 

 

There appears to be a trigger, and adjusting mechanism, and a handle. The lead suggests, either power going in, or, voice mesages coming out?
Yes, very good. There is power going in & out, but not voice messages.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
On the possibility that my initial guess was not correctly worded, trying again;

Binos incorporating an image intensifier..........as to when, another guess, mid-1950's ?

 

I take the point Richard that you were drawing a distinction between active IR & passive IE, but it is neither of these.

 

But you are are very good on era, in fact 1957.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Richard setting me off, remember the Vampir IR sight fitted to the T.H.U.R.S.H. rifles in the Man From U.N.C.L.E.? So is this along similar lines?

 

Nope Tony, not part of Mr Waverley's IR gadgetary.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Thermal imaging bins.:confused:

 

Nope not thermal either.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Are the binoculars linked to some weapons firing or aiming mechanism ?

 

Yes, very good.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Here's a clue, although don't get too tied up with aircraft themselves. But this device was conceived as a result of something that happened to the 'thin winged Javelin'.

 

As you might expect there is nothing relevant to be found on wiki about it, I'm afraid.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Sighting binoculars for a Javalin missile? Keep looking at the target and they guide the missile?

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

A quick tracking device!! Rapier equavilent was the Stick Pointing'. The idea was track a target by eye, squeeze trigger to lock and launch. Quicker on low flying fast targets than radar.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Sighting binoculars for a Javalin missile? Keep looking at the target and they guide the missile?

 

Good idea Robert, but this is 1957.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Guest
This topic is now closed to further replies.

×
×
  • Create New...