Active division 's 20mm AA gun depolyment 1940

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Active division 's 20mm AA gun depolyment 1940

Post by Kelvin » 30 Aug 2018 02:48

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French 10, 11, 13, 14, 19, 21, 23, 36, 42 and 43e infantry divisions were authorized to have twelve 20mm AA guns after Polish campaign, I would like to know actual equipment status of these ten divisions in 20 mm AA, did all these divisions had a full complement of twelve 20mm Antiaircraft guns on 10th May 1940 ?

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Re: Active division 's 20mm AA gun depolyment 1940

Post by Loïc » 27 Oct 2018 17:26

hello Kelvin

all but the 42e DI had their full equipment in 20mm

the 42e DI had only 3

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Re: Active division 's 20mm AA gun depolyment 1940

Post by Kelvin » 29 Oct 2018 04:07

Loïc wrote:
27 Oct 2018 17:26
hello Kelvin

all but the 42e DI had their full equipment in 20mm

the 42e DI had only 3

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HI, Loic, thank for your help. Did any division I mentioned had more than twelve guns ? Thank 12 Guns really not enough for the whole division.

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Re: Active division 's 20mm AA gun depolyment 1940

Post by Loïc » 01 Nov 2018 20:25

hello

none of these Divisions, only the 15e DI had 13 pieces

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Re: Active division 's 20mm AA gun depolyment 1940

Post by Kelvin » 02 Nov 2018 05:31

Hi,Loic, thank but you mean 15e DIM ? right Lee Sharp book mentions all 7 DIM had 12 x 20mm gun, not correct ? Thank

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Re: Active division 's 20mm AA gun depolyment 1940

Post by Loïc » 02 Nov 2018 23:06

hello

that is the same division, for the rest correct but the 15e DIM had one Oerlikon more

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Re: Active division 's 20mm AA gun depolyment 1940

Post by Kelvin » 04 Nov 2018 15:18

Loïc wrote:
02 Nov 2018 23:06
hello

that is the same division, for the rest correct but the 15e DIM had one Oerlikon more
Hi, Loic, thank for your help. Let me suppose that all A class division not yet received Orelikon before 10th May 1940 ? Thank

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Re: Active division 's 20mm AA gun depolyment 1940

Post by Loïc » 04 Nov 2018 21:30

hello

indeed, only the 17 metropolitan active Infantry Divisions mentionned above
the 1ère 3e DIC 1st Moroccan 2e 3e 4e DINA had also their full 12 Oerlikon equipment

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Re: Active division 's 20mm AA gun depolyment 1940

Post by Kelvin » 05 Nov 2018 04:41

Hello, Loic, thank for your help.

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Re: Active division 's 20mm AA gun depolyment 1940

Post by Carl Schwamberger » 05 Nov 2018 23:49

Merci & thanks from me as well.

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Re: Active division 's 20mm AA gun depolyment 1940

Post by Paul_Atreides » 06 Nov 2018 08:52

Kelvin wrote:
29 Oct 2018 04:07

HI, Loic, thank for your help. Did any division I mentioned had more than twelve guns ? Thank 12 Guns really not enough for the whole division.
What about German infantry divisions that have no one AA gun?
There is no waste, there are reserves (Slogan of German Army in World Wars)

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Re: Active division 's 20mm AA gun depolyment 1940

Post by Kelvin » 07 Nov 2018 04:40

German first wave division seemed have 12 x 2cm Flak in PzJg.Abt. But I think not all of them in other waves had that weapon.

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Re: Active division 's 20mm AA gun depolyment 1940

Post by Paul_Atreides » 07 Nov 2018 08:42

No, after the Polish campaign flak companies were excluded from any infantry divisions.
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Re: Active division 's 20mm AA gun depolyment 1940

Post by Kelvin » 09 Nov 2018 04:26

Hi, Paul, thank

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