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flak trucks

Post by nordmann » 01 Mar 2006 20:35

What was the largest flak gun to be mounted on a truck?
were there any truck mounted 37mms?
Scott

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Post by Patrice » 01 Mar 2006 21:08

Hello.
There was a Mercedes-Benz TYP L 4500 A with a 3,7 cm.
A picture from the Podzun-Pallas-Verlag Flak Auf DEm Gefechtsfeld.
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Re: flak trucks

Post by cbo » 01 Mar 2006 23:21

nordmann wrote:What was the largest flak gun to be mounted on a truck?
were there any truck mounted 37mms?
Scott


IIRC the Germans mounted the 7,7cm BaK on trucks in WWI.

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Post by kstdk » 01 Mar 2006 23:47

Hello

Vomag Sonderkraftfarzeug mit 8,8 Flak 18.

Mfg.
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Post by nordmann » 02 Mar 2006 01:06

Thanks everyone for the responses. And for the picture. Seems a little odd that such a big gun would be put on a single axle truck. Those guns have to have a lot of weight.
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Post by Maigewitter » 02 Mar 2006 02:10

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Here's a 8,8 cm Flak 18 auf Zgkw 12t (or 18t?) And what rifle is he holding?

8,8 cm Flak 18 auf Zgkw 12t:
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8,8 cm Flak 18 auf Zgkw 18t:
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VOMAG mit Flak 36 (right?):
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Post by kstdk » 02 Mar 2006 09:20

Hello

The above pictures shows also the 3 axle Vomag LKW, and some other halftracks with flak.

If you mean ordinary 2 axle LKW as Ford or Opel Blitz trucks, the most common flak was 2 cm and 3.7 cm !!

Otherwise we are talking about SdKfz vehicles.

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Post by Sitzkrieg » 02 Mar 2006 09:49

Patrice wrote:Hello.
There was a Mercedes-Benz TYP L 4500 A with a 3,7 cm.
A picture from the Podzun-Pallas-Verlag Flak Auf DEm Gefechtsfeld.
Patrice

That's a 5.5cm piece

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Post by Patrice » 02 Mar 2006 10:06

Hello.
That's a 5.5cm piece
You are right, my mistake sorry.
It is a 5cm Flak 41, here another photograph of the same book, this time it is really a 3,7 cm on Opel or Ford.
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Post by modelltreff » 02 Mar 2006 14:18

Patrice wrote:Hello.
That's a 5.5cm piece
You are right, my mistake sorry.
It is a 5cm Flak 41, here another photograph of the same book, this time it is really a 3,7 cm on Opel or Ford.
Patrice.


the vehicle on this pic is ford mule (maultier).

the 3,7cm flak seems to be to heavy too mount it on a commercial 3ton truck

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Post by FRANCY RITTER » 02 Mar 2006 14:28

Ciao Friends!! :)
Mercedes-Benz L 4500 and Flak 37/mm .

From my thread "Luftwaffe vehicles".


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Post by tom! » 04 Mar 2006 12:13

Hi.

FRANCY RITTER wrote:Ciao Friends!! :)
Mercedes-Benz L 4500 and Flak 37/mm .

From my thread "Luftwaffe vehicles".

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This is a 5 cn Flak 41 on Mercedes L4500 not a 37 mm Falk 43.

- rangefinder mounted on a platform on the right side of the gun
- shape of the shield
- handle bars on the top cover of the firing mechanism

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(from my website)

Very nice pics indeed.

Yours

tom! :wink:

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Vomag with 88mm

Post by Phil Bishop » 04 Mar 2006 22:48

That's an amazing vehicle...does anyone know which Vomag truck it was based on? Anydetails about the gun vehicle would be nice too (I know I'm not asking much!). Thanks.

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Post by Leo Niehorster » 05 Mar 2006 10:52

The VOMAG 9-ton "Niederflurwagen" (literally, low bed vehicle) was originally the basis for a large motor bus. About 20 were rebuilt for Luftwaffe use. Some had 88mm guns, others were used to mount the control computers and calibration instruments for the guns.

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Post by hchris » 05 Mar 2006 13:59

Btw does anybody have pictures of an Opel Blitz+20mm or 37mm Flak?

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