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    Re: SNO sextants
    From: Courtney Thomas
    Date: 2004 Nov 11, 20:20 -0500

    Thank you for your reply.
    
    I have an M and a T but other than the fact that the M came only with an
    inverting scope, and one is green and the other grey, technically I was
    curious if there's a significant functional difference.
    
    Cordially,
    Courtney
    
    
    
    Alexandre Eremenko wrote:
    
    > I don't know what M stands for.
    > Maybe I would guess if I could see its official
    > manual in Russian.
    > It was non-trivial to guess from my manual
    > what T stands for, and I am not 100% sure but only 98.5%
    > sure:-)
    >
    > (A wild guess based on my knowledge of Soviet abbreviations
    > would be that M could stand for "modified". This would
    > be a very typical Soviet usage.
    > They had SN first, then added illumination and called
    > it SNO, then added something else and called SNO-M.
    > But this is only a guess. I have seen an SN sextant but
    > never an SNO sextant. There was also an SP sextant,
    > and an SN-U sextant which look undistinguisheable from
    > SNO-M:-)
    >
    > But the difference between SNO-T and SNO-M
    > is large. SNO-M looks like a 1940-s model of C. Plath,
    > while SNO-T looks like a Freiberger.
    >
    > Maybe all this was done intentionally "to confuse the enemy"
    > :-)
    >
    >
    >
    > On Thu, 11 Nov 2004, Courtney Thomas wrote:
    >
    >
    >>What's the difference between SNO-T and SNO-M ?
    >>
    >
    >>If the T stands for Tropical, what does the M stand for, Marine ?
    >>
    >
    
    
    --
    s/v Mutiny
    Rhodes Bounty II
    lying Oriental, NC
    WDB5619
    
    
    

       
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