I need help to Id. Flakscheinwerfer

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Re: I need help to Id. Flakscheinwerfer

Post by Sturm78 » 25 Mar 2021 00:11

Hi all,

A German naval searchlight. Any idea about the model and/or manufacturer ?

Image from Ebay
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Re: I need help to Id. Flakscheinwerfer

Post by Sturm78 » 02 Jun 2021 21:11

Hi all,

An 200cm Flakscheinwerfer 40 in Denmark. I think the image was taken after surrender, probably...

Image from https://samlinger.natmus.dk/assetbrowse ... 3%A6stning

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Re: I need help to Id. Flakscheinwerfer

Post by Sturm78 » 22 Jul 2021 19:58

Hi all,

A German 150cm Flakscheinwerfer. It seems that a Flakfernrohr 10 x 80 binoculars is linked to the searchlight..... 8O
I never had seen this... :?

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Re: I need help to Id. Flakscheinwerfer

Post by factfndr54 » 27 Jul 2021 10:02

Sturm.

It looks like the photograph is a mirror image.
I attached a horizontally flipped copy.

Also included a picture of a Marine Flak searchlight with a device coupled on its right side.
Source: http://spurensuchesh.de/die-flugabwehr/

Could the device be some kind of DSG-Dunkelsuchgerät?
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Re: I need help to Id. Flakscheinwerfer

Post by Sturm78 » 21 Nov 2021 10:05

Hi all,

An image from Ebay: I think a 200cm Flakscheinwerfer 43, probably

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Re: I need help to Id. Flakscheinwerfer

Post by factfndr54 » 21 Nov 2021 12:46

Sturm,
Nice picture(again).
In the backgound: Dish of a small Würzburg radar.

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Re: I need help to Id. Flakscheinwerfer

Post by Sturm78 » 30 Nov 2021 20:52

Hi all,

According to Ebay photo caption, Cherbourg. French searchlight ?? Model ??

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Re: I need help to Id. Flakscheinwerfer

Post by Sturm78 » 03 Dec 2021 15:53

Nobody ??

Well, here another image from Ebay. I think another French model. Any idea ?

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Re: I need help to Id. Flakscheinwerfer

Post by factfndr54 » 03 Dec 2021 16:11

Sturm,

Looks like a searchlight made by Sautter-Harlé.

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Re: I need help to Id. Flakscheinwerfer

Post by Sturm78 » 03 Dec 2021 22:55

factfndr54 wrote
Looks like a searchlight made by Sautter-Harlé.
Hi, factfndr54

This is a Sautter-Harlé searchlight. I am not sure....I think there are some differences...

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Re: I need help to Id. Flakscheinwerfer

Post by factfndr54 » 05 Dec 2021 10:41

Sturm,
You are right.
Maybe 'Bregeut' is more likely, because of the typical doors.
See attachment from:
https://artillerie.asso.fr/docs/DIVERS/ ... LK%202.pdf
Unfortunately this document does not cotain a photograph of the model we are looking for.
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Re: I need help to Id. Flakscheinwerfer

Post by ROLAND1369 » 05 Dec 2021 16:58

Here is another version produced by Sautter-Harle . It is only one version depending on the use Naval, Coast Artillery, or AAA use.
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Re: I need help to Id. Flakscheinwerfer

Post by Sturm78 » 08 Dec 2021 14:18

factfndr54 wrote
You are right.
Maybe 'Bregeut' is more likely, because of the typical doors.
See attachment from:
https://artillerie.asso.fr/docs/DIVERS/ ... LK%202.pdf
Unfortunately this document does not cotain a photograph of the model we are looking for.
Well, It is possible. I think Breguet and Sautter-Harle were the only French manufacturers of military searchlights. The document does not specify the different models of searchlights in service with the French anti-aircraft artillery in 1939-40....

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Re: I need help to Id. Flakscheinwerfer

Post by Sturm78 » 28 Dec 2021 20:16

Hi all,

Can somebody identify the model / manufacturer of this Swiss searchlight ?
I think that the Swiss used a 150cm Flakscheinwerder model (probably Siemens) on a 2-axle trailer. It would be similar (although not identical to the German 150cm Flakscheinwerfer 34)

The searchlight of this image used the same trailer although with different wheels but the searchlight is quite different to the Germans Flakscheinwerfer 34 or 37 models ... :? Perhaps an indigenous Swiss design ??

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Re: I need help to Id. Flakscheinwerfer

Post by factfndr54 » 28 Dec 2021 20:54

Sturm,

They were manufactured by Color-Metal A.G. in Zürich.

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