I need help to Id. Flakscheinwerfer

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Re: I need help to Id. Flakscheinwerfer

Post by Sturm78 » 29 Dec 2021 15:45

factfndr54 wrote
They were manufactured by Color-Metal A.G. in Zürich.
Thanks, factfndr54. Do you have any other information ?
Is it a Swiss design or manufactured under licence ?
Swiss Army designation ??

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Re: I need help to Id. Flakscheinwerfer

Post by factfndr54 » 29 Dec 2021 17:25

Sturm,

From the description of the picture below.
Source: https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File ... G_1592.jpg

' Flab-Scheinwerfer im Militärmuseum Full.
Hergestellt von Colormetall in Zürich ab 1942 nach einem Baumuster von Siemens.
Einsatz mit der 7,5 cm Fliegerabwehrkanone 1938 Modell Schneider.
Reichweite 8-10 km, Durchmesser 150 cm, Lichtbogen zwischen Kohlestäben. '

FYI: 'Colormetall' is not correct, the company name is 'Color-Metal'
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Re: I need help to Id. Flakscheinwerfer

Post by Sturm78 » 30 Dec 2021 20:30

Thanks, again, factfndr54

According to this information, these searchlights were manufactured from 1942, based on a Siemens model....
Perhaps it was based on the German Flakscheinwerfer 37 but it is not identical....The structure that holds the lamp itself is clearly different, apart from the fact that the German model had detachable trailer axles while this Swiss model did not..... :?

On the other hand, I have found this other image (image 3) of a Swiss searchlight, but in this case with detachable trailer axles. The lamp seems the same of the other model but the carriage and trailer is clearly different.... :?

In summary, I think that there are at least three different models of searchlights in use with the Swiss during WW2:

1: the Siemens model with non detachable 2-axles trailer
2: the model manufactured by Color-Metal A.G. with non detachable 2-axles trailer
3: the model with with detachable axles trailer

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Re: I need help to Id. Flakscheinwerfer

Post by Sturm78 » 11 Mar 2022 18:26

Hi all,

An image from Ebay. A small (I think around 90cm) coastal searchlight in Denmark. I am not if a German model or captured ...

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Re: I need help to Id. Flakscheinwerfer

Post by Sturm78 » 19 Jun 2023 20:16

Hi all,

Can somebody identify the model of this searchlight ? I think probably French

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

Post by factfndr54 » 19 Jun 2023 21:03

Looks like an Italian made Galileo 150cm.
PA= Projecteur Antiaerien
It was used by Belgian forces as model 3T.39.

Picture is from https://18daagseveldtocht.be/artillerie ... chtdoelen/
Chapter: XXIIste Groep Zoeklichten
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Re: I need help to Id. Flakscheinwerfer

Post by Sturm78 » 20 Jun 2023 21:35

factfndr54 wrote
Looks like an Italian made Galileo 150cm.
PA= Projecteur Antiaerien
It was used by Belgian forces as model 3T.39.

Picture is from https://18daagseveldtocht.be/artillerie ... chtdoelen/
Chapter: XXIIste Groep Zoeklichten
Thank you very much for your answer, factfndr54. :wink: I think you are right.
Do you know if this model was used by Italian Army ?

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Re: I need help to Id. Flakscheinwerfer

Post by factfndr54 » 21 Jun 2023 08:18

Sturm,
Sorry, I have no information of any use by Italian forces.
I added two pictures from posts #3 and #82, I think they show the same type
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Re: I need help to Id. Flakscheinwerfer

Post by factfndr54 » 21 Jun 2023 08:46

AEG searchlight, dated 1917.
Museo del Aire y del Espacio, Cuatro Vientos, Madrid
May 4th, 2023
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Re: I need help to Id. Flakscheinwerfer

Post by factfndr54 » 23 Jun 2023 08:44

About post #248 (21 Jun 2023):
I made a mistake:
Reference to post #82 is not correct, should read: post #72

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Re: I need help to Id. Flakscheinwerfer

Post by Sturm78 » 31 Oct 2023 21:22

Hi all,

Any idea about this searchlight ??
I think captured by Germans

Image from Ebay
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