I need help to Id. Flakscheinwerfer

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Re: I need help to Id. Flakscheinwerfer

Post by veeteetee » 20 Apr 2020 18:15

I got an e-mail about my search light, but w/o any means of answering, so I´ll use this forum: everything is gone, I have nothing left.

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Re: I need help to Id. Flakscheinwerfer

Post by Sturm78 » 23 Apr 2020 20:44

Hi all

Some images of Dutch searchlights

I think the first image is the same model that I posted on 10 Apr 2020 ( I don`t know if of German of WW1-era model or not..) while I think the other three are not standard Dutch material.

Images from NIMH archive
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Re: I need help to Id. Flakscheinwerfer

Post by Sturm78 » 07 May 2020 17:55

Hi all,

Another image from Ebay. Somebody for the model ?

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Re: I need help to Id. Flakscheinwerfer

Post by Sturm78 » 12 May 2020 19:00

Hi all,

Two images of WW1-era searchlights

Image 1: Italian searchlight
Image 2: Austro-Hungarian searchlight mounted on a truck

Image from Getty webpage
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Re: I need help to Id. Flakscheinwerfer

Post by tom1977 » 06 Sep 2020 17:12

What is this ?
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Re: I need help to Id. Flakscheinwerfer

Post by Sturm78 » 06 Sep 2020 22:46

Thnaks a lot for sharing this image, tom1977.. :)

In the book "Sound locators, Fire control systems and Searchlighrs of the German heavy Flak units" of Werner Muller, is mentioned this system
"Up until that time efforts were made to improve the effectiveness of the 150cm searchlights in a combined quad arrangement on a bridge frame. However, since the idea failed to achieve the hoped-for performance boost, only 61 of these systems went into operation"

I think your image is one of these quad systems...I had never seen one of these systems...

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Re: I need help to Id. Flakscheinwerfer

Post by tom1977 » 07 Sep 2020 05:34

Photo described on ebay as - 1. Flakscheinwerfer-Division Flakbatterie 4 Scheinwerfer.

1. Flakscheinwerfer-Division stationed in the Netherlands and Belgium

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Re: I need help to Id. Flakscheinwerfer

Post by Grzesio » 11 Sep 2020 12:44

Yes, it's a very rare 150 cm Scheinwerfer-Vierling. This picture has been circulating on the Interned for some time (15 years or so ;), just in lower resolution), I think. I've seen just one other photo of this quad searchlight, covered with a tarpaulin.

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