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

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

Post by Clive Mortimore » 10 Jun 2010 13:11

Hi All

Was the shield only fitted to the 7.5 cm Pak 40 or did the 75mm Mle 97 also have the shield?

If it did has anyone a picture or a reference to a picture?

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

Post by jopaerya » 10 Jun 2010 21:14

Hello Clive

So far as I have seen , only the 7,5 cm Pak 40 M in L.M. 39/43 has a gunshield

http://forum.axishistory.com/viewtopic. ... &p=1437774 (photo Stril)
http://forum.axishistory.com/viewtopic. ... n&start=15 ( photo Pablo Sela )

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

Post by Clive Mortimore » 10 Jun 2010 21:39

Hi Jos

Thank you.

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

Post by Manuferey » 10 Jun 2010 22:47

Here is an interesting picture showing a 7.5 cm FKM 97 with a shield on a Siebelfähre. It looks like it is mounted indeed on a Lafette C39 (see the circular portion at the bottom).

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

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

Post by Jens Andersen » 11 Jun 2010 07:36

Hi Emmanuel

I think you are right in your identification of the mounting.

However, the shield seems to be an improvisation - by using an old shield from elsewhere. The shield also seems to have been placed unsymetrically on the gun.

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

Post by Clive Mortimore » 11 Jun 2010 08:36

Jens Andersen wrote:Hi Emmanuel

I think you are right in your identification of the mounting.

However, the shield seems to be an improvisation - by using an old shield from elsewhere. The shield also seems to have been placed unsymetrically on the gun.

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Hi Jens, Emmanual and all,

That is an interesting photo. It does show that the two guns despite sharing the same mounting did not share the same shield. Could the shield be unsymetrical as there are no crew members on the left side (as viewed in the photo) but on the right the gun layer is positioned?
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Re: 7.5 cm F.K.M. 97 in Lafette C 39

Post by Manuferey » 12 Jun 2010 00:21

I agree that the shield looks like an improvised one. And it also looks asymmetrical indeed

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

Post by jopaerya » 20 Nov 2010 18:07

Hello

From Ebay.de two picture's from the 7.5 cm F.K.M. 97 in Lafette C/39 placed on land in naval gunbattery

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

Post by jopaerya » 24 Feb 2011 18:52

Hello

These guns should be located at Porto Koufo in Greece .

Photo's = Ebay.de

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

Post by Manuferey » 24 Feb 2011 23:54

Interresting pictures! Thanks Jos.

The presence of the small rangefinder (70 cm?) on the second picture is intriguing. This rangefinder was more often seen with 2 cm and 3.7 cm Flak guns. So, is it an "arranged" picture or could the rangefinder have actually been used in conjonction with the 7,5 cm gun for AA defense?

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

Post by Valtoro » 09 Jul 2011 21:18

Here's some pictures of a recovered gun sight and a shell to a 7,5 cm M97. The items were recovered from the minesweeper M-1104 that went down west of Kristiansand in 1942 after an accident.

Some pictures of the wreck here:
http://www.fvn.no/lokalt/kristiansand/article881819.ece
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Re: 7.5 cm F.K.M. 97 in Lafette C 39

Post by Sturm78 » 19 Dec 2011 12:46

Hi all,

An image from Ebay. In Italy, 1944, on a ship

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

Post by jopaerya » 03 Sep 2012 20:35

Loading this gun on a Kriegsmarine vessel , picture is from Ebay .

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

Post by jopaerya » 15 Nov 2012 20:08

Found on Ebay a few other photo's of this naval gun .

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