A Thingy. What is it?

Discussion in 'Weapons, Technology & Equipment' started by von Poop, Jun 3, 2018.

  1. von Poop

    von Poop Adaministrator Admin

    A mate just bought this out of curiosity for a couple of quid.
    What on earth might it be?

    If he got it where I imagine he did, it's a rather fine and rural car boot. The sort of place that would maybe imply genuine 'grandad junk' rather than overt fakery, and maybe too dull/obscure an item to fake...
    I wondered at a weapon bolt of some sort? (A mere shot in the dark. No real clue.)

    With apologies for the pic quality, he probably took them with a pinhole camera or something. Not sure sharp imaging has reached his part of the world. :unsure:
    Will ask for a sharper shot of the eagle if possible - might be a serial # there.

    The writing is:
    Afrika 1941
    &
    2Pz. AK 33


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  2. Dave55

    Dave55 Very Senior Member Patron

    What happens when you turn the knobs and screw? Anything?
     
  3. TriciaF

    TriciaF Junior Member Patron

    It's a truc.
     
  4. Vintage Wargaming

    Vintage Wargaming Active Member

    Are you sure it’s not a widget
     
  5. TTH

    TTH Senior Member

    It's an Oscillation Overthruster.
     
  6. idler

    idler GeneralList

    Whatever it is, it's obviously far better designed, manufactured, doctrinally-employed, lethal and stylish than the British equivalent. We just had more of them...
     
  7. ozzy16

    ozzy16 Patron Patron

    It's a spy camera disguised as a fag lighter ?

    Graham.
     
  8. CL1

    CL1 116th LAA and 92nd (Loyals) LAA,Royal Artillery Patron

    some type of sight?
     
  9. von Poop

    von Poop Adaministrator Admin

    Couple of thoughts from Twitter chaps:

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  10. Dave55

    Dave55 Very Senior Member Patron

    A part of a sight was my first thought too



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  11. Charley Fortnum

    Charley Fortnum Dreaming of Red Eagles

    Yet over-engineered, using unique parts, and available only in very limited numbers too late in the war to save the motherland from defeat.
     
  12. canuck

    canuck Token Colonial

    Possibly a safety lock for the breech of an AT gun?
     
  13. idler

    idler GeneralList

    Unit-wise, isn't it 2 Kompanie, Panzer Aufklarungs [?] 33? I'm not familiar with the DAK orbat so perhaps someone else will confirm...
     

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