Need info on 8.8cm Flak L45

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Need info on 8.8cm Flak L45

Postby Sturm78 » 29 Oct 2008 17:57

Hi all,

I think that this AA gun is a 8.8cm SK L45 for marine use.
Does somebody know if this weapon was used on land by the Kriegsmarine also?

Image from ebay.

Thanks.
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Re: Need info AA gun

Postby M19 MADMAL » 29 Oct 2008 22:53

Hi Sturm78,

There was a turreted 8.8cm SKL?? gun mounted at KKA Battery Lothringen, Noirmont Point Jersey.
The gun was removed from a redundent ship in late 44. The exact type isn't know but from what I am told it was like the example in your photo.

The base plate for the mounting is still in place today.

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Re: Need info AA gun

Postby jopaerya » 30 Oct 2008 07:19

Hello

These guns were use as Marine Flak in the days before the war at the German coast and in the
early days of the war in Norway ( Erik E showed use some picture's of the shield ) and in Holland .

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Re: Need info AA gun

Postby Jens Andersen » 30 Oct 2008 08:35

Hi

Below a 8,8 cm Flak L/45 C/13 in M.P.L. C/13 in position at Midskov on Funen. The guns were emplaced in the autumn of 1944. At this time every gun, however antiqated, was brought into use.

The heavy Flak battery on Fanø probably also was equipped with this type of guns until 1942.

Jens
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Re: Need info AA gun

Postby Sturm78 » 31 Oct 2008 15:26

Hi all,

I just get another photo in which I believe that appear this same AA gun.
Does someone know the country of soldiers who appear in the photo? According to the caption are Balkan.

I did not know that this gun was used by another country other than Germany.

Photo from Ebay.

Regards Sturm78
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Re: Need info AA gun

Postby nuyt » 31 Oct 2008 20:02

Didnt Bulgaria have these?

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Re: Need info AA gun

Postby carius » 04 Feb 2009 07:29

Soldiers on the last picture are bulgarians!

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Re: Need info AA gun

Postby Sturm78 » 16 Mar 2009 16:35

Hi all,

Here I put a interesting picture of this gun in german use in the coast. Does someone know the location?
Image from Ebay. Sorry for the small size on the photo.

Greetings.
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Re: Need info AA gun

Postby stril » 16 Mar 2009 17:05

Perhaps this would help ? Or the link below ? :-)
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http://cgi.ebay.de/057-29x-Orig-Foto-Ma ... 240%3A1318

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Re: Need info AA gun

Postby Sturm78 » 06 Jun 2009 16:06

Hi all,

I found on Ebay another photo of this AA gun. In some images of this post these guns appear with a rare muzzle brake and not in others. Does someone know something about this?

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Re: Need info AA gun

Postby Clive Mortimore » 16 Jun 2009 00:24

Hi Strum

I don't think it is muzzle brake. If you look at the first photo in this thread and the one you posted they seem posed not action photos. Nobody seems have told the crew they would look more in action if the muzzle cover had been removed. 8O
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Re: Need info AA gun

Postby David Reasoner » 17 Jun 2009 03:20

Sturm78 wrote:Hi all,

I found on Ebay another photo of this AA gun. In some images of this post these guns appear with a rare muzzle brake and not in others. Does someone know something about this?

Regards Sturm78


I don't think it's a muzzle brake either, nor do I think it's a muzzle cover. There appear to be a pair of counter-bored holes machined into either side of it for mounting bolts. I believe it to be a muzzle counterweight to help balance the gun.

David

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Re: Need info AA gun

Postby jopaerya » 17 Jun 2009 17:55

Here you have a better photo's from the viewtopic.php?f=70&t=151886

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Re: Need info AA gun

Postby Sturm78 » 30 Nov 2010 11:19

H,

Two images of this gun from Ebay dated in 1933:

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Re: Need info AA gun

Postby Sturm78 » 22 Jan 2011 20:25

Hi all,

Two other images of this gun:

Images from Ebay
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