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Thursday, 01 January 2009 21:18

British Sighting Telescopes

Below is a listing of sighting telescopes used in British tanks and Artillery, the list is probably not complete as there are so many variants were there is little or no data available.

Telescope

Used by

Magnification

Field of View (degrees)

Notes

 

 

 

 

 

No.22

25/18pdr

1.9

21

Can be used on 2pdr

No.22C Mk I/II

Early 6pdr Anti-Tank Guns

1.9

21

Can be used on 25pdr

No.22C Mk III

Later 6pdr Anti-Tank Guns

3

13

 

No.24B

2pdr Anti-Tank Gun

1.9

21

 

No.29

25pdr Howitzer

1.9

21

 

No.30

Tanks with 2pdr, 15mm or 3" How + machine gun

1.9

21

 

No.31

3" Howitzer in A.22 Hull

1.9

21

 

No.33

As No.30

1.9

21

Simplified edition of No.30

No.30 Mk IIS

Tanks with 2pdr + 7.92mm Besa

1.9

21

 

No.30 Mk III

 

1.9

21

 

No.30 Mk IV

Tanks with 2pdr + 7.92mm Besa (APCBC markings)

1.9

21

 

No.34

3" Howitzer in A.22 Hull

1.9

21

 

No.39 Mk IIS

Tanks with Mk III 6pdr + 7.92mm Besa

1.9

21

 

No.39 Mk IV

Tanks with Mk V 6pdr + 7.92 Besa

3

13

 

No.41

17pdr Anti-Tank Guns (Early)

1.9

21

 

No.41 Mk IIS

 

1.9

21

 

No.43 x 3 L Mk I

Tanks with 17pdr and .30" Browning

3

13

Shermans only

No.43 x 3 Mk I

Tanks with 17pdr and .30" Browning

3

13

First 23 Challengers

No.43 x 3 ML Mk III

Tanks with 17pdr and .30" Browning

3

13

Challenger, 6x eyepiece provided

No.43 x 3 Ml Mk III/I

Tanks with 17pdr and .30" Browning

3

13

Sherman C. 6x eyepiece provided

No.48 x 1.9 Mk I

Tanks with 95mm Howitzer and 7.92mm Besa

1.9

21

For Hull MG

No.48 x 3 L Mk I

Tanks with 95mm Howitzer and 7.92mm Besa

3

21

Standard for turret

No.50 x 1.9 Mk IS

Hull MG for Tanks with 75mm Mk V

1.9

21

 

No.50 x 3 L Mk I

Tanks with 75mm Mk V and 7.92mm Besa

3

13

 

No.50 x 3 ML Mk. II

Tanks with 75mm Mk V and 7.92mm Besa

3

13

 

No.51

17pdr Anti-Tank Guns (Later)

3

13

Originally No.41 Mk III

No. 54x3 ML Mk I

Tanks with 6pdr Mk V and 7.92mm Besa

3

13

 

No. 54x 1.9 Mk IS

Hull MG for Tanks with 6pdr Mk V

1.9

21

 

No. 57 x 1.9 Mk I

Tanks with 77mm gun and 7.92 Besa (Comet)

1.9

21

Hull MG

No. 57 x 3 ML Mk I

Tanks with 77mm gun and 7.92 Besa (Comet)

3

13

Standard for turret

Sources - 2pdr/6pdr/17pdr/25pdr Handbooks, AVIA 22 456 - 514, Various tank handbooks

Last Updated on Saturday, 03 January 2009 15:05
 

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