Figure 5-Carrying Case
M26 for Observation Telescope
and Carrying Case M31 for Tripod M14
7. CARRYING CASE M26 (FOR TELESCOPE M48).
a. Carrying Case M26 (fig. 5) is used for transporting observation
telescope M48, and affords protection for the telescope when the latter
is not in use. It is an all-leather case, cylindrical in shape, approxi-
mately 3 inches in diameter and 14 inches long. The Telescope
M48 fits into the case, objective end down. An elastic loop near the
top of the case fits over the eyepiece cover cap and assists in holding
the telescope securely in place. A leather cap fits snugly over the
top of the carrying case and is secured by a leather strap and buckle.
Loops are provided to receive the shoulder strap which is part of
the equipment and which is used for carrying the case and its contents.
8. TRIPOD M14 (FOR TELESCOPE M48).
a. Tripod M14 (fig. 6) provides a rest for the Telescope M48
and steadies it when in use. The telescope rests in the cradle of the
tripod and is secured by a webbing strap and buckle. A socket-and-
ball connection between the tripod cradle and the leg assembly per-
mits movement of the telescope. A clamping nut holds the telescope
at any required angle. With the folding legs of the tripod fully ex-