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In WW II era submarines how did the attack periscope differ from the regular periscope?

Question #148169. Asked by unclerick.
Last updated Nov 30 2020.
Originally posted Nov 30 2020 1:26 AM.

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Basically the attack periscope was much smaller and more difficult to detect. It had a more limited field of vision, but a higher magnification.

en.wikipedia.org › wiki › Periscope
link https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Periscope




Response last updated by gtho4 on Nov 30 2020.
Nov 30 2020, 2:45 AM
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To add to the above answer, the attack periscope also had a horizontal and a vertical reticules for determining the speed and range (distance to) of the intended target for creating the torpedo firing solution.

link https://fleetsubmarine.com/periscope.html

Nov 30 2020, 7:25 AM
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