7.5 cm F.K.M. 97 in Lafette C 39

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7.5 cm F.K.M. 97 in Lafette C 39

Post by jopaerya » 17 May 2007 17:28

Hello All

The gun on the photo is typical French but what about
the Lafette is it also French or it's German made .
This type of gun and lafette were also used for coast-
defence late in the 1944 .

Photo's = Ebay.de

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Post by moonraker » 17 May 2007 20:56

hi,
nice photo jos! this gun N is not very to meet.
thank
etienne.

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Post by Jens Andersen » 18 May 2007 09:52

Hello

Another picture of the gun - at Rønne on the island of Bornholm in May 1945

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Post by jopaerya » 18 May 2007 18:52

Thanks Jens

For the clear and nice picture , strangely the gun
were called in 1944 for land use B.K.M. 97 .
Any one has a clue on the lafette ?????

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Post by jopaerya » 21 May 2007 15:48

Hello All

Looking at this photo of the 7.5 cm Pak 40 M there are a lot of
similarity's of this lafette and the ones on the previous photo's
apart from the extra shield and the number of the L.C. 39/43 .
Based on this photo I presume that the Lafette C./39 and C.39/43
are both German made.

Photo = Jens Andersen

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Post by 20P7 » 22 May 2007 09:30

This Sockellafette reminds me of the ones used by the germans for the 10,5 cm K 331 (f) on the british channel islands. It is for sure none of the designs like Sockellafette I - IV.

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Post by Jens Andersen » 23 May 2007 07:10

Hello

My own guess would also be that the mount is of German manufacture, but I have no actual proof.

In Chazettes book about artillery in the Atlantikwall in France you can find the 75 mle. 97 on pedestal mount, but these are of a quite different type.

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Post by Erik E » 23 May 2007 16:46

but I have no actual proof


Can`t call it a proof, but the similarities between the photos posted here and the traversing mechanism of a BhSkL for 5 cm KwK seems to be more than just a coincident!

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Re: 7.5 cm F.K.M. 97 in Lafette C 39

Post by Manuferey » 09 Sep 2008 00:05

A picture from ebay.de of the same type of gun and what looks like the same pedestal as on the island of Bornholm (Jen's picture) but viewed from the opposite side.

Emmanuel

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Re: 7.5 cm F.K.M. 97 in Lafette C 39

Post by Manuferey » 01 May 2009 22:44

Here is a picturefrom Bundesarchiv showing the gun with a shield on a Siebelfähre. A piece of the round base of the C/39 Lafette is visible.

http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File: ... nsport.jpg


In this pictures from ebay, the optical devices attached to the gun are clearly visible:

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In http://www.superborg.de/mdv150.htm, there is a mention of the gun in “Merkbuch über die Munition für die
7,5 cm Feldkanone L/36 M/97 in Radlafette für die Küste u. Bordlafette C/39.

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Re: 7.5 cm F.K.M. 97 in Lafette C 39

Post by Sturm78 » 09 Jun 2010 11:35

Hi all,

Another image of this gun from Ebay: According to photocaption the image was taken in Norway

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Re: 7.5 cm F.K.M. 97 in Lafette C 39

Post by Jens Andersen » 09 Jun 2010 12:39

HI

I agree with Jos' earlier remark about the similarity of the Lafette for the F.K.M. 97 and the Pak 40. To me they seem to be identical.

Compare attached photos of a 7,5 cm Pak 40M recently "emplaced" at Bangsbofort/DK.

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Re: 7.5 cm F.K.M. 97 in Lafette C 39

Post by jopaerya » 09 Jun 2010 12:47

Thanks Jens

What a nice restauration , AFAIK this is the only gun with lafette of this type , that is on display .

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Re: 7.5 cm F.K.M. 97 in Lafette C 39

Post by Jens Andersen » 09 Jun 2010 15:12

Hi Wim

Yes, it is done very nicely by pensioned weapons mecanics.

Only, I think it is a shame to place it outside in the rain.

Jens

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Re: 7.5 cm F.K.M. 97 in Lafette C 39

Post by Andrzej Ditrich » 10 Jun 2010 11:45

Hi,

Beatiful example of renovation job! My compliments!
Hope it's not last word....

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