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What was the length of the Periscope in a U-Boat?

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Based on “Vom Original zum Modell: Uboottyp VIIC” page 64, plan 11c, the length of the Observation Periscope is 9.3m. According to the British Admirality report on HMS Graph (captured U570, a type VIIC Uboat) the Zeiss no. 2523 periscope, which is... read more

The Type IXC uboat observation periscope, based on the “Vom original zum modell: Uboottyp IXC”, page 66, plan 12, the NLSR C/8 has a length of 7825,5mm. read more

German U-boats were generally equipped with two periscopes - an attack and observation periscope. It was the only means for a submerged boat to peer out into the environment. read more

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