Any unit used armored Mecedes Benz 4500L with quad 2cm AA ?

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Any unit used armored Mecedes Benz 4500L with quad 2cm AA ?

Postby Kelvin » 29 Aug 2017 18:35

Hello, I would like to ask if anyone know any German panzer unit used up armored Mecedes Benz 4500L with quad cm Falk ? Thank

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Re: Any unit used armored Mecedes Benz 4500L with quad 2cm AA ?

Postby Kelvin » 27 Oct 2017 23:07

I stand corrected : German called it 4500L SP Flak which included all 4500L trucks produced only by Mecedes Benz but also by Bussing Nag and Man.

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Re: Any unit used armored Mecedes Benz 4500L with quad 2cm AA ?

Postby SIS 5 » 28 Oct 2017 16:17

Hi Kelvin,

as far as I know units only of the Luftwaffe got armored Mercedes-Benz L 4500 trucks with the 2cm AA quad.

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Bert

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Re: Any unit used armored Mecedes Benz 4500L with quad 2cm AA ?

Postby Kelvin » 28 Oct 2017 17:20

SIS 5 wrote:Hi Kelvin,

as far as I know units only of the Luftwaffe got armored Mercedes-Benz L 4500 trucks with the 2cm AA quad.

Regards

Bert


Hi, Bert, thank a lot. did it include Luftwaffe units like Panzer Division Herman Goering and several Fallschirmjager divisions ? Thank

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Re: Any unit used armored Mecedes Benz 4500L with quad 2cm AA ?

Postby SIS 5 » 29 Oct 2017 19:16

Hi Klevin,

sorry, I cannot reply to Your last question. Here the only three pics of this vehicle of my collection:
pic 1 and 2 from expired ebay auctions, last pic out of the book "Die leichte und mittlere Flak" by Werner Müller,.

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Re: Any unit used armored Mecedes Benz 4500L with quad 2cm AA ?

Postby Patrice DEBUCQUOY » 05 Nov 2017 14:30

Hello Bert,

Your last photo shows a Büssing NAG Flak vehicle and he had a bad encounter in Normandy.

[url][url=https://www.hostingpics.net/viewer.php?id=72579300BssingNAG45001A2cmFlakWL67872.jpg]Image[/url][/url]

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Patrice.

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Re: Any unit used armored Mecedes Benz 4500L with quad 2cm AA ?

Postby Patrice DEBUCQUOY » 05 Nov 2017 14:35

Hi again,

Just forget to add the 2cm Flakvierling and the 3.7cm had different cabs, bed arrangements, stabilisators and other differing details.
However it seems the "late" models had an standardised cab.

Patrice.

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Re: Any unit used armored Mecedes Benz 4500L with quad 2cm AA ?

Postby Kelvin » 05 Nov 2017 16:58

Patrice DEBUCQUOY wrote:Hello Bert,

Your last photo shows a Büssing NAG Flak vehicle and he had a bad encounter in Normandy.

[url][url=https://www.hostingpics.net/viewer.php?id=72579300BssingNAG45001A2cmFlakWL67872.jpg]Image[/url][/url]

Cheers,
Patrice.


Hello, Patrice, thank for your picture, what unit did this Bussing Nag Falk vehicle belong ? Divisional or III Flak Corps ? Thank

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Re: Any unit used armored Mecedes Benz 4500L with quad 2cm AA ?

Postby Patrice DEBUCQUOY » 05 Nov 2017 18:09

Hi,

As far as I know, these Flak vehicles were manned by the Luftwaffe (their license plates are all in WL).
This one belonged to the III FlakKorps.
But you can find them along WH troops in a Kampfgruppe.

Cheers,
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Re: Any unit used armored Mecedes Benz 4500L with quad 2cm AA ?

Postby SIS 5 » 05 Nov 2017 19:12

Hi Patrice,

thank You very much for the correction. I really thought, that it is a Mercedes-Benz. So the camouflage was not so bad.

Regards

Bert

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Re: Any unit used armored Mecedes Benz 4500L with quad 2cm AA ?

Postby Kelvin » 06 Nov 2017 07:19

Patrice DEBUCQUOY wrote:Hi,

As far as I know, these Flak vehicles were manned by the Luftwaffe (their license plates are all in WL).
This one belonged to the III FlakKorps.
But you can find them along WH troops in a Kampfgruppe.

Cheers,
Patrice.


Hi, Patrice, III Flak Corps had several SP Flak battalion, because of shortage of sd.kfz.7/1 and 10/4, I am not sure those SP battalions were instead equipped with truck mounted Flak.


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