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Original British WWII Husun Pilot 6E-338 Night Use Binoculars in Original Case

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Original Item: Only One Set Available. These are an exceptional rare WWII HUSUN PILOT 6E-338 Night Use Binoculars in Original Case. Made by Henry Hughes and used by Pilots, Pathfinder Crews and Special Forces i.e. SAS or Paratrooper. These Galilean binoculars have very wide exit lenses in order to gather maximum light for better vision in low light conditions. Offered in very good functional condition.

Leather case is stamped:

AM

REF. NO. 6E-338

BINOCULARS FOR NIGHT USE

Binoculars are marked:

REF NO 6E/338 AM (Air Ministry)

Please see the image of General "Boy" Browning wearing a pair of this binoculars while talking to Maj Gavin during operation Market Garden. Lieutenant-General Sir Frederick Arthur Montague Browning GCVO, KBE, CB, DSO (20 December 1896 – 14 March 1965) was a British Army officer who has been called the "father of the British airborne forces".] He is best known as the commander of the I Airborne Corps and deputy commander of First Allied Airborne Army during Operation Market Garden. During the planning for this operation he memorably said: "I think we might be going a bridge too far. He led the latter during Operation Market Garden, travelling by glider to participate in the assault. In December 1944 he became Chief of Staff of Admiral Lord Louis Mountbatten's South East Asia Command.

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