Collecting Military Compasses


Bezard compass Model BUK


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The most evolved model, aimed at soldiers and ambitious hikers, was the Universal Bézard-Kompass (UBK). 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 and even approximately aim pieces of artillery.    This Bezard Universal Kompass was made for the Dutch market.

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