Mortars are typically manufactured in calibers between 60mm and 120mm. The first modern 120mm mortar was the M1938. It was developed by the Soviet Union and began production in 1939. The Red Army, due to its size, treated it as an artillery piece during World War II. It was so impressive that many nations began producing copies, including the German Granatwerfer 42, which is German for "grenade thrower," though the term is now recognized as "mortar."
To be perfectly honest, I am not too familiar with optics and there does not seem to be much information on the German 120mm mortar scope available, which means that I cannot give you a description that is as detailed as I would prefer. But I do have some information.
As noted, the German 120mm mortar scope is an optical device that is used in conjunction with a 120mm mortar. It is designed to provide a person with a more accurate means of aiming the mortar when a target is direct and visible. The scopes are in good condition with fully functional adjustment dials, which change the angle of the scope, and nearly perfect optics.
One interesting aspect of the German 120mm mortar scope that I was able to obtain is the NATO Stock Number (NSN). An NSN is a 13-digit numerical code that identifies all standardized materials of supply that are recognized by NATO countries. The NSN for the German 120mm mortar scope is 1240-12-124-7489, which is identified as a fernrorh or "telescope." The "1240" signifies that the piece classified as optical sighting and range equipment. The "12" signifies that the piece is from Germany. The remaining digits are the item number.
Unfortunately that is all the information I have been able to gather regarding the German 120mm mortar scope. I can, however, tell you that the scope is perfect for those interested in:
- German military history
- Much more…