3,7 cm M.K.

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3,7 cm M.K.

Post by Jens Andersen » 14 Nov 2009 18:18

Hi

When the Germans started building their coastal defences in Denmark, it included 11 guns called "3,7 cm M.K."
3 at Helsingør,
2 at Drogden light house (Copenhagen)
3 on Trekroner (Copenhagen)
3 at Hals

The guns were old and proved unreliable, and after numerous complaints, in January 1941, the 3,7 M.K.s were exchanged for 2 cm Madsens.

I haven't really been able to identify these guns with a more specific term than "3,7 cm M.K."

Only mentioning I have found of guns of this type is in Hans Mehl "Schiffs- und Küstenartillerie", which describes a specific gun in the Festungsmuseum Berlin-Spandau, "3,7 cm M.K. Maxim-Nordenfeldt 1903". However, I am not sure if the dating refers to this specific gun or the model as such.

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Re: 3,7 cm M.K.

Post by jopaerya » 14 Nov 2009 19:24

Hello Jens

Here a photo from a 3.7 cm Flak in W.W. 1 , maybe the same as your photo http://images.google.nl/imgres?imgurl=h ... 4%26um%3D1

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Re: 3,7 cm M.K.

Post by kz11gr » 15 Nov 2009 00:29

hello

some pictures of the ammunition here
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Re: 3,7 cm M.K.

Post by Jens Andersen » 15 Nov 2009 12:45

Thanks,

It is hard to know if it is the same gun, as all I basically is a somewhat short name.

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Re: 3,7 cm M.K.

Post by Sturm78 » 16 Nov 2009 10:21

Hi all,

Another image of a german 3.7cm Maxim AA gun:

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Re: 3,7 cm M.K.

Post by Lars Bertelsen » 16 Nov 2009 19:49

Hello

Nice picture of the 3,7 cm gun in the field carriage. The barrel seems to be a good bit longer than the original Marine version. Here is a drawing of that (from Interfest Sonderausgabe 8).

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Re: 3,7 cm M.K.

Post by TommySoelbergDK » 20 Nov 2009 11:53

Hi
The AA version seems to be watercooled. Being on dry land and exposed to summerheat.
The ammo for the two types are "almost" identical.
The Nordenfelt version seems to have shorter shellcases.
That could meen that the AA is a later version, with larger shellcases for more powder.
The Maxim triggerhandle is typically Maxim.
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Tommy

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Re: 3,7 cm M.K.

Post by stril » 21 Nov 2009 18:22

Hello
In Tätigheitsbericht 40/41 Adm.Norwegen,Leichte Flakwaffen(küste) two 3.7 cm MK is listed.
Both seems to be at Batt.Kjære, and is also mentioned as "bootskanonen". 3,7 cm Hotchkiss and Armstrong seems to be MK in the german papers
Noticed that the Danish Navy had and used the 3.7 cm revolverkanon pr 1940, perhaps those are the one used ?
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Re: 3,7 cm M.K.

Post by Jens Andersen » 22 Nov 2009 17:39

Hi Stril

I am sure that the 3,7 cm MK in Denmark weren't Danish because such guns weren't among the ones handed out to the Germans in April 1940.

Jens

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Re: 3,7 cm M.K.

Post by jopaerya » 25 Feb 2013 20:08

Could this be the same gun as mentioned here above , picture is from Ebay

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Re: 3,7 cm M.K.

Post by jopaerya » 07 Dec 2015 19:16

I think these two Ebay picture's are the same 3.7 cm M.K. model .

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Re: 3,7 cm M.K.

Post by jopaerya » 16 May 2021 18:22

From Ebay a 3.7 cm M.K. should be in a M.Fl.B. in Esbjerg , Regards Jos
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Re: 3,7 cm M.K.

Post by Jens Andersen » 17 May 2021 09:12

It is not Esbjerg, as there were no guns of this type at Esbjerg - see the list of guns in Denmark in the beginning of the thread.

The gun is more likely positioned somewhere near the Kaiser Wilhelm Kanal - as the pictures of ships for sale from the same seller: "Kanal b. Esbjerg DÄNEMARK"! :roll:

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Re: 3,7 cm M.K.

Post by jopaerya » 17 May 2021 18:01

Thanks Jens :thumbsup: :thumbsup:

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Re: 3,7 cm M.K.

Post by Sturm78 » 26 Sep 2023 21:10

Hi all,

An image from Ebay. Does anyone know how many guns of this type Germany had in the 30's ?

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