Question about 3.7cm Flak

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Re: Question about 3.7cm Flak

Post by Dili » 15 Sep 2009 15:16

Any number Cappellano said? Dozens or Hundreds? and for MIlizia(MACA/DICAT) or Army?

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Re: Question about 3.7cm Flak

Post by Sturm78 » 16 Sep 2009 09:21

Sorry Dili. Cappellano not specify any quantity : "Nel 1943 insieme alle mitraglirea da 2cm ed ai cannoni da 8.8cm, i tedeschi rifornirono il RE anche di vari pezzi automatici FlaK da 37mm,...." )

Cappellano also mentions that the 37mm Flak was developed from Solothurn ST-10 or S10-100 swiss AA gun but referring to the 3.7cm Flak 18 and Flak 36/37. I do not think the guns of these photos are originals Solothurn ST-10 or S10-100 because they have a one axle carriage. The Germans first developed (based on Swiss Solothurn design) the 3.7cm Flak 18 with a two axle carriage and then simplified the design with a one axle carriage: 3.7cm Flak 36/37.
The guns of these photos have already a single axle carriage, so I guess that their design will be after the 3.7cm Flak 18.


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Re: Question about 3.7cm Flak

Post by Dili » 16 Sep 2009 19:33

So just a small info. Thanks.

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Re: Question about 3.7cm Flak

Post by wwiichap » 19 Sep 2009 05:04

i have worked on the 3.7 flak in my unit and have not seen any german marking.......supposedly another unit in my area has a flak with german markings.....i will see him in about 1 week and will ask him.......his flak is at 2ndpanzerdivision.com or .org




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Re: Question about 3.7cm Flak

Post by Sturm78 » 19 Oct 2009 20:03

Hi all,

Well, I have come to the conclusion that all the guns in this thread are 3.7cm Solothurn ST10-100. They can be distinguished by its triangular mount, two pointers in the front and by a kind of small shield on the right side. This weapon was not adopted by German Army but was sold to Greece, Romania and Italy, at least. This weapon also was evaluated by Japan (See http://forum.axishistory.com/viewtopic. ... 1&start=15)

Have anyone any idea of its period of manufacture? Amounts?

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Re: Question about 3.7cm Flak

Post by Manuferey » 02 May 2010 14:27

Two more wartime pictures from ebay (not 100% sure if this is the same gun on the 2nd picture but the wheels look the same). Has anyone be able to figure out if this gun was a 3,7 cm Flak 39 or Solothurn ST-10-100?

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Re: Question about 3.7cm Flak

Post by Sturm78 » 03 May 2010 19:01

Thank you for your images, Emmanuel

The wheels of the guns of your photos look like the Greek guns.

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Re: Question about 3.7cm Flak

Post by Manuferey » 07 May 2010 02:59

Here is a picture showing similar 3,7 cm Flak guns in the Argentinian army in the late 40's towed by T-16 Bren Gun Carriers. The details of the wheels are hard to distinguish but look like the same as for the Greek guns:

http://mailer.fsu.edu/~akirk/tanks/arge ... ly1948.JPG

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Re: Question about 3.7cm Flak

Post by Sturm78 » 25 Dec 2010 21:30

Hi all,

I found this interesting image on Ebay. I think they are 3.7cm Flak (Solothurn or Rheinmetall :? ) guns of Greek Army:

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Re: Question about 3.7cm Flak

Post by Manuferey » 26 Dec 2010 15:13

Nice find Sturm78 ! :D

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Re: Question about 3.7cm Flak

Post by Sturm78 » 06 Aug 2012 23:31

Hi all,

I found this image on Ebay. I think it is an 3.7cm Flak Solothurn or Rheinmetall gun. :?

Can anyone identify the nationality of the soldiers with Adrian helmet?

According to photocaption the image was taken in France but according to my information this gun was not used by German Army

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Re: Question about 3.7cm Flak

Post by Sturm78 » 15 Aug 2012 08:41

Nobody for my last image. :(

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Re: Question about 3.7cm Flak

Post by Sturm78 » 31 May 2013 10:56

Hi all,

I found another image of this misterious AA gun (ex-greek guns):
Any antoher wartime image and/or information will be wellcome.

Image from EBay
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Re: Question about 3.7cm Flak

Post by Sturm78 » 22 Aug 2013 11:13

Hi all,

Another blurry wartime image of this rare gun:

Image from EBay
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Re: Question about 3.7cm Flak

Post by Sturm78 » 15 Jan 2014 20:10

Hi all,

Another image (from EBay) of this very rare gun.
Any another wartime image and/or information will be wellcome

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