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"Vampir" night vision scope

"Vampir" night vision scope

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German Production IR based night vision for the driver and gunner- "Vampyr"

German Production IR based night vision for the driver and gunner- "Vampyr"

Developed by the Germans in WW II, this is the first operational Night Vision Scope (more like a Starlight Scope) early 1945.

Crews of infrared night-vision devices mounted vehicles were also armed with / StG 44 assault rifles fitted with infrared night-vision device – ZG 1229 Vampir (Vampire). Only small number of IR sets forassault rifles was produced.

"Vampir" night vision scope

secr"The Zielgerät 1229 (ZG also known in its code name Vampir, was an active infrared device developed for the Wehrmacht for the Sturmgewehr 44 assault rifle, intended primarily for night use.et Nazi weapons

The Sturmgewehr 44 was the first ever assault rifle, similar to the modern M-16 and AK-47. The ZG 1229, also known by the code name Vampir, was an infra-red sight designed so that this rifle could be used by snipers at night. It was first used in combat in the last months of the war and weighed about five pounds, but was also connected to a thirty pound battery support pack, strapped to the soldier’s back.

WunderWaffe 1 - Vampire Vision The Sturmgewehr 44 was the first ever assault…

"Vampir" night vision scope mounted on Panther tank.

"Vampir" night vision scope mounted on Panther tank.

ZG 1229 Vampir. Crews of infrared night-vision devices mounted vehicles were also armed with MP44/StG44 assault rifles fitted with infrared night-vision device – ZG 1229 Vampir (Vampire). Only small number of IR sets forassault rifles was produced.

Crews of infrared night-vision devices mounted vehicles were also armed with assault rifles fitted with infrared night-vision device – ZG 1229 Vampir (Vampire). Only small number of IR sets forassault rifles was produced.

In 1936, AEG was ordered to start the development of infrared night-vision devices and in 1939, first successful prototype unit for use with 37mm Pak 35/36 L/45 anti-tank gun was constructed. In autumn of 1942, unit for use (infrared headlamp with viewer ZG 1221) with 75mm PaK 40 L/46 anti-tank gun

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