Berlin flak towers

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Re: Berlins flak towers

Post by SES » 14 Sep 2011 21:06

The same strange mounting.
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Re: Berlins flak towers

Post by wimve » 19 Sep 2011 16:31

I am wondering HOW did they hoist these huge weights up to the roof of the towers?

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You can see some kind of crane legs at the edge of the picture but has anybody ever seen a picture of the total crane construction ?
I am asking this because "Hochleitstands" also has some heavy stuff on top: Range finder as well as armoured copula.
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Re: Berlins flak towers

Post by TUS » 19 Sep 2011 16:53

Hi Wim

Here's a picture of the gantry crane used during the installation. From a french forum (i think)

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Re: Berlins flak towers

Post by jopaerya » 19 Sep 2011 17:44

Hello Wim

In the book "Flaktürme" from Hans Sakkers there is photo of a large buildingcrane beside a flakturm .

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Re: Berlins flak towers

Post by Andrzej Ditrich » 19 Sep 2011 18:34

Crane could be from Demag which made most of elevator,cranes etc which were in or during building fortifications.

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Re: Berlins flak towers

Post by jopaerya » 19 Sep 2011 18:48

Nice picture Tus 8O 8O
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Re: Berlins flak towers

Post by wimve » 19 Sep 2011 18:54

Thanks all of you !
It is fascinating to see these solutions.

@Jos, Do you think you can post this picture from Hans his book ?

In addition: are there drawing known of these cranes to make a 3D model from ? Like this crane or the ones used by placing the huge guns at Todt, Hanstholm, Vara.
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Re: Berlins flak towers

Post by jopaerya » 19 Sep 2011 19:13

From the same book as above .

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Re: Berlins flak towers

Post by Xavier » 20 Sep 2011 16:54

the crane being used to lift the ammo cupola is called a gantry crane, exactly the same system is still used to erect and Upright heavy columns and to lift very very heavy items the second crane is a tower crane, also still being used but in much different configuration
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Re: Berlins flak towers

Post by jopaerya » 21 Dec 2011 17:23

Here a better Ebay picture then on page 4 of this thread from the Leitturm at Tiergarten ( Berlin )

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Re: Berlins flak towers

Post by SES » 21 Dec 2011 18:06

VERY nice, thanks for sharing.
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Re: Berlins flak towers

Post by Andrzej Ditrich » 29 Jul 2012 20:43

New photo with double 12,8 this time with Soviet soldiers.
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Re: Berlins flak towers

Post by JKernwerk » 29 Jul 2012 20:50

Well Andrzej,
Nice!

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Re: Berlins flak towers

Post by Andrzej Ditrich » 29 Jul 2012 20:55

JKernwerk wrote:Well Andrzej,
Nice!
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Re: Berlins flak towers

Post by Red star » 21 Sep 2012 09:16

Flakturm №1 in Tiergarten 1957
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