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"T8 Periscopic Sights" Topic

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Tango01 Supporting Member of TMP In the TMP Dawghouse25 Jan 2019 9:48 p.m. PST

"The principle of the T8 periscope does not differ from previously examined periscopes. It combines an observation periscope with a telescopic system. This design is a further step towards the perfection and development of these types of sights.

The significant difference between the T8 sight and other sights of the first and second group is that the degree of magnification is significantly increased, and a collimator device is with a sighting grid is introduced. Thanks to this, the T8 sight and other sights of its type can be called a variable magnification sight…."
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Wolfhag Supporting Member of TMP26 Jan 2019 2:15 a.m. PST

In the Sherman manual, it stated that the M4 periscopic sight in the early Shermans used in N. Africa had a 4.0 mil vertical and horizontal error because of the play in the rods. This was never really fixed and they went to the through mantlet telescopic sight.


Mobius26 Jan 2019 9:16 a.m. PST

Like I said on that site this is probably the US M8 sight. But, the Russian sample does seem to have a little different data than the US attributes to the M8 sight.


Tango01 Supporting Member of TMP In the TMP Dawghouse26 Jan 2019 11:07 a.m. PST



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