Schw. Landungswerfer

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Schw. Landungswerfer

Post by jopaerya » 26 Jan 2011 18:41

Hello

Are this photo's of the 38 cm schwere Ladungswerfer , or is it a other Werfer ??

Photo's = Ebay.de

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Re: Schw. Landungswerfer

Post by Lars Bertelsen » 27 Jan 2011 22:37

Hello Jos
Looks like a short version of the weapon on the attached photo (which I found it in the Internet, i do not remember where). Seems to be a mortar barrel mounted on a carriage which looks very much like the carriage of a 38 cm Schwerer Ladungswerfer. Probably the barrel of a 12 cm Granatwerfer 42.
On page 582 in Bettinger & Büren there is mentioned a strange weapon called Ladungswerfer 42. Maybe this is the weapon showed on your picture?

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Re: Schw. Landungswerfer

Post by Andrzej Ditrich » 28 Jan 2011 15:25

Hello,

I think it is s.Gr.W. 42 12cm - just have a look at Ringstand catalogue: Bauform 208 (79 alt). To be more precise: on a photo form Waffen Arsenal (don't have the number) is written that:
Lafetten fur den 38-cm schweren Landugswerfer mit 12cm Granantenweferrohren

PS never come across this type of Ringstand built anywhere...

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Re: Schw. Landungswerfer

Post by stril » 28 Jan 2011 16:28

Hello
A anlage from may 43 from Geb.AOK 20, Mittel Finnland there is a L.Ladungswerfer mentioned.
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Re: Schw. Landungswerfer

Post by jopaerya » 28 Jan 2011 17:08

Hello Friends

Thanks for your reply's , you are right it's a 12 cm Granatwerfer 42 on a schw. Ladungswerferlafette .
Maybe on the first picture the barrel is damaged ?

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Re: Schw. Landungswerfer

Post by Grzesio » 28 Jan 2011 22:09

The one problem I see is, the schwerer Ladungswerfer is a spigot weapon - while our mysterious one seems to have an ordinary barrel.

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Re: Schw. Landungswerfer

Post by Dili » 29 Jan 2011 02:15

It seems bigger than 12cm but less than 38cm. I would say around 20cm

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Re: Schw. Landungswerfer

Post by jopaerya » 29 Jan 2011 10:29

@ Grzesio , here a bad drawing of the weapon . Looks that this was called 12 cm Gr.W. 42/2 ??

@ Dili , I agree with you , but this could be optical illusion ??

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Re: Schw. Landungswerfer

Post by jopaerya » 29 Jan 2011 10:45

A other option is this one 21 cm on Schw. Landungswerfer . ( Gerät 128 V )

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Re: Schw. Landungswerfer

Post by Grzesio » 29 Jan 2011 23:54

Dili wrote:It seems bigger than 12cm but less than 38cm. I would say around 20cm
Probably, but I wouldn't even exclude as much as 24 cm.

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Re: Schw. Landungswerfer

Post by Dili » 06 Feb 2011 10:18

@ Dili , I agree with you , but this could be optical illusion ??
I don't think so. I am comparing the heads of the soldiers to hole size, i agree with Grzesio that it could go to 24cm.

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