Sfl. ZF1a periscope Stürmgeschutz Hetzer Nashorn
A nice example of the Selbstfahrlafetten-Zielfernrohr 'Sfl.Z.F. 1a' 5×8 periscope as used on various assault guns/tank destroyers, such as the Sturmgeschütz StuG III/IV, Hetzer, Nashorn etc.
Produced from aluminium and steel, this anti-tank periscope was manufactured between 1943 and 1945, by Ernst Leitz, Wetzlar, under the 'beh' maker code. It still retains 95%+ of its original Dunkelgelb tan paint finish, alongside matching field-applied numbers to the base and periscope top section.
Unfortunately, this example is missing the eyepiece lens and so now essentially only operates at 1x power. However, the reticule aiming plate and all mirrors are intact, and it still makes for a great display item in a collection of armoured vehicle/weapon related items!