Collecting Military Compasses


Bézard Universal Compass  (BUK)


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The most evolved model, aimed at ambitious hikers and soldiers, was the Bézard-Universal kompass (BUK). The sighting slits had two transversal wires at mid-height thus forming two reticules. Using these, with the spirit level and the pendular clinometer incorporated in the lid, one could take fairly accurate bearings in three dimensions ( Courtesy

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