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I have a WWII Japanese Tank Periscope and looking for any information. It says 4 x 14 degrees. I have pictures I can send by email. Don't know how to download them here. It measures 14 1/2 inches long x about 2 1/4 inches in diameter. Any help appreciated.
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You probably have a rare find there, as Japan didn't rely heavily on tanks in most of their conflicts.
Does the periscope have any kind of reticle?
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Thank you for your comment. Yes, the periscope has vertical and horizontal reticles.
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It sounds like you have either the gun sight for the main gun, or an observation sight sight for the commander. It may also be possible that you have a sight off of a piece of artillery or anti tank gun.
Try googling WWII Japanese tanks. I think I'm going to give it a try.
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https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Japanese_tanks_of_World_War_II
Here's a start on the tanks.
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http://www.bing.com/images/search?q=wwii+japanese+tank+scope&qpvt=wwii+japanese+tank+scope&qpvt=wwii+japanese+tank+scope&qpvt=wwii+japanese+tank+scope&FORM=IGRE

Is your scope any of these?
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Thanks for the website. Yes, I checked this site before I went onto this forum. It does not say anything about sights. I am still trying to figure out how to post some pictures of this. I don't believe it is a spotter's type or commanders type sight. The scope is ~14 inches long and of that length, 1/3 has a diameter of ~2 1/4 inches. then it the diameter is turned down to a smaller diameter another third down its length. Then the final third of its length it is back to 2 1/4 inches. Its almost like the scope mounted in something about 4 1/4 inch thick (it that makes sense).
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