Wich kind of flakgun ist this one?

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Re: Wich kind of flakgun ist this one?

Post by Sturm78 » 11 Nov 2017 17:42

Hi all,

An image from Ebay. I am not sure if German or Allied gun:

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Re: Wich kind of flakgun ist this one?

Post by Manuferey » 11 Nov 2017 18:24

It looks like a 2 cm Flak 29 Oerlikon on its German naval pedestal:
2 cm Flak 29 Oerlikon.jpg
(from WW2 in Color)
and with the movable sighting system here:
http://www.asphm.fr/vehicules/oerlikon_ ... _20mm.html

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Re: Wich kind of flakgun ist this one?

Post by Sturm78 » 11 Nov 2017 20:12

Emmanuel wrote
It looks like a 2 cm Flak 29 Oerlikon on its German naval pedestal:
Yes, Emmanuel. Sure an 2cm Oerlikon gun but other coutries used this gun with very similar pedestal mounts...as the US Navy....

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Re: Wich kind of flakgun ist this one?

Post by Sturm78 » 21 Nov 2017 21:26

Hi all,

Another image of an 2cm Flak 29 or captured 20mm Oerlikon gun:

Image from Ebay
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Re: Wich kind of flakgun ist this one?

Post by Sturm78 » 27 Nov 2017 22:15

Hi all,

Another image from Ebay: in german service as Flak 29

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Re: Wich kind of flakgun ist this one?

Post by ROLAND1369 » 28 Nov 2017 01:35

It is German 20 MM FLAK 38 GEBIRGSFLAK.

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Re: Wich kind of flakgun ist this one?

Post by jpz4 » 28 Nov 2017 03:53

That was my first thought as well, but I don't think it's that easy after all. Plenty of differences: http://www.primeportal.net/artillery/yu ... gsflak_38/

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Re: Wich kind of flakgun ist this one?

Post by Grzesio » 28 Nov 2017 14:50

It's a 2 cm Rheinmetall (Solothurn) gun, possibly taken from a cancelled contract for Greece.

viewtopic.php?f=70&t=136241&hilit=2+cm+ ... n#p1186548

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Re: Wich kind of flakgun ist this one?

Post by Dan Mouritzsen » 29 Nov 2017 01:18

It a 2 cm Flak 38 Sondergeschütz for Falchirmtruppe. Designed to be dropped by parachute. There is a illustration of it in Terry Gander and Peter Chamberlains book on German WWII weapons.

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Re: Wich kind of flakgun ist this one?

Post by jpz4 » 29 Nov 2017 02:23

Hi Dan, I know you posted that information in the ML thread already. The reason I posted this question here was to get another take on this by a group of people more into artillery/flak than most of the ML readers. There must be more information than just a single book... I was hoping to get more information from other sources without steering anyone in a specific direction to begin with.

Either way, the question now (also) becomes who has more information on the "2 cm Flak 38 Sondergeschütz for Fallschirmtruppe"?
[Also there's this thread: /viewtopic.php?t=136241]

I'd be very interested in seeing a comparison to show the differences between a proper Solothurn ST-5 (canon + mount) and a "2 cm Flak 38 Sondergeschütz for Fallschirmtruppe".

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Re: Wich kind of flakgun ist this one?

Post by Sturm78 » 20 Oct 2018 13:18

Hi all,

Flak 29 Oerlikon

Images from Ebay
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Re: Wich kind of flakgun ist this one?

Post by Sturm78 » 14 Dec 2018 17:03

Hi all,

An image from Ebay

Regarding my initial question posted here on Feb.2009 about the Oerlikon guns in German service:

All these Oerlikon guns were purchased in Switzerland or was also manufactured under license in Germany? I know that the air version of this gun was manufactured under license in Germany by Ikaria Werke of Berlin (MG FF and MG FF/M).

Anyone know how many Oerlikon AA guns were purchased in Switzerland and when? Only before war???

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Re: Wich kind of flakgun ist this one?

Post by Sturm78 » 19 Feb 2019 22:23

Hi all

An 2cm Flak 28 Oerlikon on a ship

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Re: Wich kind of flakgun ist this one?

Post by Grzesio » 20 Feb 2019 12:13

All these Oerlikon guns were purchased in Switzerland or was also manufactured under license in Germany?
According to my notes, original 2 cm Flak 28 guns were bought in Switzerland somewhere after August 1928. But more Oerlikons were captured during the war, I think?

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