German Vehicle question

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German Vehicle question

Post by yantaylor » 17 Feb 2020 22:10

Hi everyone.
I have come across two German Vehicles this weekend and have cut a blank trying to progress with any data concerning their specs and numbers produced.
The vehicles are;

The Flak Messtruppkraftwagen (Sd. Kfz. 7/6)
Flakmeßtruppkraftwagen (Kfz. 415)

Can anyone point me in the right direction concerning specs and totals please.

Thanks you/regards
Yan

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Re: German Vehicle question

Post by SIS 5 » 18 Feb 2020 18:39

Hi Yan,

here three pics of the Flak Messtruppkraftwagen (Sd. Kfz. 7/6). Sources of the pics: first: Waffen-Arsenal Band 134: "Die mittleren Zugkraftwagen der Wehrmacht 1934 - 1945" by Reinhard Frank; second and third: www.kfzderwehrmacht.de.
The mittlere Flak-Messtruppkraftwagen (Sd. Kfz. 7/6) - a middle A.A. survey party vehicle - was a rare vehicle. Often, a command device 36 (Kommandogerät 36) was towed. These vehicles had mountings for cable drums on the front fenders or instead of the mountings for cable drums there was a mounting for the sparewheel on the left side. All types had a large box at the rear. Source of the information: www.kfzderwehrmacht.de.

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Bert
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Re: German Vehicle question

Post by SIS 5 » 18 Feb 2020 18:50

Hi Yan,

now to the other vehicle, the Kfz. 415. This is also a Flakmesstruppkraftwagen – an anti aircraft survey party motor vehicle here on a Büssing-NAG type 500 A. The superstructure was similar to the superstructure of the m. Flakmesstruppkraftwagen (Sd. Kfz. 7/6). A Kommandogerät 36 – command device – was carried on the trailed Sd. Ah. 104. Information and first pic: also www.kfzderwehrmacht.de; second and third pic: expired ebay auctions).

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Bert
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Re: German Vehicle question

Post by yantaylor » 18 Feb 2020 21:29

Hi Bert, nice to converse with you again.

Great photos by the way. Do you know anymore details about these two vehicles, I cannot find anything about the numbers built or any specs.
Which is strange because German WW2 vehicles are usually well documented.

Thanks again for your imput Bert and I hope to converse with you again.

Yan

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Re: German Vehicle question

Post by SIS 5 » 19 Feb 2020 17:36

Hi Yan,

surely we will continue our conversation. It´s difficult to find more information, especially about the numbers of the built vehicles. Here two pics of a captured Sd.Kfz. 7/6 and some more information:
The original purpose of this vehicle was to carry and tow the KDO 36 and 40 Range Finders as part of an Anti Aircraft battery (8,8cm), but did find itself in many other rolls. Included is the Carrying case for the range finder head as this was a sensitive piece of equipment so it was taken off the base and carried in a special case for protection that slid down the center of the track on a special rail and pully/winch setup.(source. http://www.panzerconcepts.com/html/sdkfz_7-6.html).
The length: 7,50m, width: 2,45m; and the crew consisted of 13 men.


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Bert
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Re: German Vehicle question

Post by SIS 5 » 19 Feb 2020 18:00

Hi Yan,

and here three other pics of the Kfz. 415, the first two also of a captured vehicle(source: www.panzerconcepts.com), and the third in action (source: https://armorama.com/modules.php?op=mod ... 917&page=2).

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Bert
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Re: German Vehicle question

Post by Truelove » 20 Feb 2020 19:51

Nice pics and info. I had wondered what the open space was used for.
John

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Re: German Vehicle question

Post by the Rocketman » 13 Jun 2020 14:29

John,

The open space was for the stowage of the optical roar
FLAK REGIMENT 26 TECHNIK FLAK PKW 573.JPG
Meßgerät Geschütz Stellung Holland #24.jpg
Hope this gives you the answer.

HAve a nice day

Bert
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