Collecting Military Binoculars
2 1/2 x 50 Husun Pilot binoculars ref No 6E-338 1944
No serial #.
Rare WWII HUSUN PILOT 6E-338 Night Use Binoculars in Original Case. Made by Henry Hughes and used by Pilots, Pathfinder Crews and Special Forces i.e. SAS or Paratrooper.
This Galilean binoculars has very wide exit lenses in order to gather maximium light in low light conditions.
Case is stamped:
AM REF. NO. 6E-338 (binoculars also have this stamp)
BINOCULARS FOR NIGHT USE
Here is a pic of General "Boy" Browning wearing a pair of this binoculars while talking to maj Gavin during operation Market Garden.
Lieutenant-General Sir Frederick Arthur Montague Browning GCVO, KBE, CB, DSO (20 December 1896 – 14 March 1965) was a British Army officer who has been called the "father of the British airborne forces".] He is best known as the commander of the I Airborne Corps and deputy commander of First Allied Airborne Army during Operation Market Garden. During the planning for this operation he memorably said: "I think we might be going a bridge too far. He led the latter during Operation Market Garden, travelling by glider to participate in the assault. In December 1944 he became Chief of Staff of Admiral Lord Louis Mountbatten's South East Asia Command.