WWII GERMAN ENEMY FIRE FINDER -
This is a German WWII enemy fire finder. As issued to military forces in the field. This item was placed in a side
pocket of a leather map case. It was employed to detect the location from where the enemy was firing. That
information could then be employed to neutralize the enemy fire.
Of metal construction and rectangular shape. Three piece construction. A smaller rectangular piece resides inside
a metal frame. The smaller piece is hinged so it can rotate upwards. A white piece of material has been riveted
tot the body. One end has a "U" shaped, hinged piece of metal that can only be rotated when the piece it is attached
to has been moved away from the main frame. The frame is notched to accomodate the "U" shaped piece when everything
is in the closed position.
The following markings are found on one side of the tool "dhq H/6400", followed by what appears to be a serial number.
The other side has considerably more text which includes the sentence "Halle knieend Deckungswinkelmesser". The last
line appears to have a conversion factor "Strichabstand = 5/5400".
The side of the tool is graduated so it can be used as a ruler on a map.
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