I need help to Id. Flakscheinwerfer

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I need help to Id. Flakscheinwerfer

Post by Sturm78 » 21 Jan 2009 10:36

Hi all,

I need help to identify this Flakscheinwefer. The one-axle trailer is very rare for me.
The typical trailers of the 150cm German Flakscheinwerfers 34 and 37 are the SdAh. 102 and SdAh. 104 of two-axles.

Image from Ebay.

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Re: I need help to Id. Flakscheinwerfer

Post by Sturm78 » 01 Mar 2009 12:32

Hi all,

Nobody?? :(

I found these photos in Ebay.de. These photos show searchlights, listening devices and AA guns captured to Yugoslav Army. The listening devices are the German origin. I suppose that the Yugoslavians purchased them before 1941 no??
The AA guns are Skoda weapons. I suppose that they are M28 models
But what about the searchlights?? Has anyone any information about these serchlights?

Thanks in advance. Sturm78.
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Re: I need help to Id. Flakscheinwerfer

Post by Sturm78 » 22 Apr 2009 11:13

Hi all,

Well, I see there are not many experts in AA searchlights in this forum. :lol: :lol:
I found another picture of a searchlight unknown for me, on Ebay. I think that it is an old model, perhaps of First World War but.... Can anyone help me?

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Re: I need help to Id. Flakscheinwerfer

Post by The Edge » 30 Apr 2009 12:55

Sturm78 wrote:The AA guns are Skoda weapons. I suppose that they are M28 models.
No, that's newer 75mm Skoda vz. 37 model (Yugoslav "75 mm Skoda M.37"). 40 pcs purchased in Germany 1939 (ex-Czechoslovakian Army weapons), with very small ammo supply (100 rounds per gun) available in April 1941.
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Re: I need help to Id. Flakscheinwerfer

Post by Sturm78 » 30 Apr 2009 14:33

Hi The Edge,

Thank you very much for your info about the Yugoslav guns. :D

Do you know something about the Yugo AA searchlights?
In your translation (See http://forum.axishistory.com/viewtopic. ... 5&t=152536) you mentioned the models 120 and 150cm M.36K, M.25/30KD and M.28BV.

I think that in my photo of Yugoslav equipment there are two different models of searchlights: one with wheels with spokes and solid tires and the other without tires (I guess that originally it would have pneumatic tires) and more modern appearance.


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Re: I need help to Id. Flakscheinwerfer

Post by The Edge » 30 Apr 2009 15:12

Sturm78 wrote: Do you know something about the Yugo AA searchlights?
In your translation (See http://forum.axishistory.com/viewtopic. ... 5&t=152536) you mentioned the models 120 and 150cm M.36K, M.25/30KD and M.28BV.


Yugoslavia bought its main AAA twice - M.28 series & M.36 series guns (both from Czechoslovakian state and its manufacturers, mainly Skoda). However, the M.36 contract went unfulfilled, because of 1939 Nazi occupation of mentioned state, so Yugoslavia bought additional quantity from Germany (captured Czech material, 75mm guns and 15mm HMGs) and Italy (20mm AA guns). Allied nations at that time would accept only hard currency - the reason why Greece also bought military material from Germany.

Situation was not so simple, however. Yugoslavia was both eager for modern material and lacking money, so any bargain could go. In 1920s, lot of stuff is received from Germany as War reparations. Later, various dealers could sell their stuff thanks to their "political connections" - i.e. plain corruption. Same good ecconomy moves were taken (for example the purchase of cheap surplus Wright avio engines in USA), but generally the money issues prevails everything (some equipment for "Belgrade" class destroyers were bought in Holland, the state of no interest for Yugoslavia), so at this moment I don't know what type of searchlight was bought where (since "equipment" is not one of my interests :oops: , only thing I could do is to check my documentation & try to find something).

Best regards, Edge / Antic

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Re: I need help to Id. Flakscheinwerfer

Post by gemsco » 14 Jun 2009 14:54

At last an expert on searchlight.

Do you know anything on the Siemens searchlight bought by Belgium around 1935 ?

Thanks

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Re: I need help to Id. Flakscheinwerfer

Post by gemsco » 28 Jun 2009 17:39

Sturm78 wrote:Hi all,

I need help to identify this Flakscheinwefer. The one-axle trailer is very rare for me.
The typical trailers of the 150cm German Flakscheinwerfers 34 and 37 are the SdAh. 102 and SdAh. 104 of two-axles.

Image from Ebay.

Regards Sturm78.
Looks similar to the Galileo projectors purchased by the Belgians. However, these were always monted on four wheels, not on an one axle trailer. Legend of the photo indicates "Kanalküste", another hint for Belgium ?
Regards Gemsco

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Re: I need help to Id. Flakscheinwerfer

Post by Sturm78 » 14 Aug 2009 12:03

Hi all,

I found this picture on Ebay. I know it is a German searchlight of First World War and this is not the right section of forum for this question, but .... :roll: Does someone know the model?

Regards Sturm78
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Re: I need help to Id. Flakscheinwerfer

Post by gemsco » 22 Aug 2009 07:08

Sturm78 wrote:Hi all,

I need help to identify this Flakscheinwefer. The one-axle trailer is very rare for me.
The typical trailers of the 150cm German Flakscheinwerfers 34 and 37 are the SdAh. 102 and SdAh. 104 of two-axles.

Image from Ebay.

Regards Sturm78.
The support and the guiding wheel looks indeed very similar to the 150 cm Galileo used by the Belgians in 1940. However all their projectors were mounted on a 2 axles trailer. I have no record of a one axle trailer being used after 1920. regards. Gemsco

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Re: I need help to Id. Flakscheinwerfer

Post by Sturm78 » 22 Aug 2009 07:17

Hi gemsco,

Thank you for your answer. Have you any image of Galileo searchlight??

Regards Sturm78.

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Re: I need help to Id. Flakscheinwerfer

Post by garlock » 23 Aug 2009 16:09

Sturm,
Your single axle trailer does not look familiar to me, but the Germans sometimes used a single axle trailer to tow the 60cm searchlight. The trailer's designation was Sd.Ah.51.

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Re: I need help to Id. Flakscheinwerfer

Post by Sturm78 » 20 Nov 2009 13:11

Hi all,

I found these images on Ebay and I need your help to ID correctly these searchlights:

Image 1: ??
Image 2: I think perhaps 150cm Flakscheinwerfer 34 with a pointer elevation data receiver intead lamp :?

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Re: I need help to Id. Flakscheinwerfer

Post by garlock » 23 Nov 2009 18:38

Sturm78 wrote: a pointer elevation data receiver intead lamp :?
Sturm,
I've been studying your pictures. What do you mean in the quote above? I understand the elevation data receiver, but I do not know what you mean "intead lamp."

regards,
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Re: I need help to Id. Flakscheinwerfer

Post by Sturm78 » 24 Nov 2009 12:41

Hi Garlock,
I think perhaps 150cm Flakscheinwerfer 34 with a pointer elevation data receiver intead lamp
I wanted to say: I think perhaps 150cm Flakscheinwerfer 34 with a pointer elevation data receiver instead lamp
All 150cm Flakscheinwerfer 34-37 that I had seen that had a round lamp, not a pointer elevation data receiver.
See the images to compare:




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