tank periscope

tank periscope

[′taŋk ¦per·ə‚skōp]
(optics)
A periscope permitting a tank occupant to observe without being exposed to bullet fire; employs a pair of plane, parallel, reflecting surfaces (either mirrors or prisms) so arranged in a mount that the path of light through the instrument forms a letter Z.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific & Technical Terms, 6E, Copyright © 2003 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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