Collecting Military Binoculars


Dutch (British  built ) military binocular 6 x 30 Mk III Kershaw 



No: 217445


After WWII  the  Dutch  landforces  were  organised  in  line  with  British  organisational  patterns,  and  were  basically  provided  with  surplus  British  equipment.    That's   how  this  Kershaw  came  into  Dutch  hands. On the lower bridge there is a stamp with " KL" (Koninklijke Landmacht = Royal Army)   During  the  fifties,  the  Dutch Royal Army  gradually  switched  to  American  organisational  patterns,  and  received  (military  aid  ex-USA) much  American  military  equipment,  including  binoculars.     British  artillery  gun-laying  equipment,  compasses,  and  so  on,  were  based  on  the  division  of  a  circle  in  degrees.  The  American  system  was/is  based  on  the  "mil" (360 degrees  =  6400  mils).    








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