Sockellafetten Sk-L

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forttravel
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Re: Re: 3,7 cm KwK

Post by forttravel » 27 Aug 2020 14:47

forttravel wrote:
09 Nov 2015 20:08
Regarding to description on plate it is a 3,7 KwK gun on wooden carriage used in street fights in Festung Thorn (Toruń, Poland) to shoot from windows or hidden positions.
Picture comes from Moscow exhibition of captured nazi weapon - 2 pieces of such gun were shown.
Small update, a picture of piece in (unknown) military collection on Vorpommern (close to Usedom). So a piece not delivered to Swinemunde?
Is that steel frame an original insert to wood box? Or could be present time device made for exhibition purpose only?
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herring
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Re: Sockellafetten Sk-L

Post by herring » 27 Aug 2020 23:06

Looks like exhibition base - steel is too new.

Lars Bertelsen
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Re: Sockellafetten Sk-L

Post by Lars Bertelsen » 05 Sep 2020 13:06

Hello,
Looks like exhibition base - steel is too new.
yes that must be a newly made gun mount, obviously based on the design of the original Holzsockellafette, and the octogonal base plate looks new as well. The steel ring between the gun mount and the base plate seems to be heavier corroded that the other steel parts and might thus be an original part from a Holzfundament, but hard to say.
The box-shaped metal cradle for the gun seems to be an original one from a Holzsockellafette. An indication for this is that the cradle and the barrel have got the same (original?) red camouflage painting. The newly made gun mount has no paint.
Is there any information about where this gun was found?
Lars

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Re: Sockellafetten Sk-L

Post by forttravel » 06 Sep 2020 17:19

Lars Bertelsen wrote:
05 Sep 2020 13:06
An indication for this is that the cradle and the barrel have got the same (original?) red camouflage painting. The newly made gun mount has no paint.
Is there any information about where this gun was found?
Lars
Pitty, I don't know current exhibition location, even exploration place too.
Camo is similar to FPzDT4808 piece found in Poland in 2016 as post #405 with link placed here viewtopic.php?p=2041146#p2041146
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Re: Sockellafetten Sk-L

Post by tristan-gereon » 31 Oct 2020 13:38

Hi,
an unknown one from Ebay
Regards
Oliver
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Re: Sockellafetten Sk-L

Post by jopaerya » 03 Nov 2020 09:16

Nice photo of the 2 cm FF(M) airplane gun , Oliver

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Re: Re: 3,7 cm KwK

Post by forttravel » 21 Aug 2021 20:24

forttravel wrote:
27 Aug 2020 14:47
Small update, a picture of piece in (unknown) military collection on Vorpommern (close to Usedom). So a piece not delivered to Swinemunde?
Is that steel frame an original insert to wood box? Or could be present time device made for exhibition purpose only?
Here a list of wood parts to assemble/fix carriage.
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Re: Sockellafetten Sk-L

Post by tristan-gereon » 23 Aug 2021 18:39

Hi,
a 7,5 cm Kwk L/24, found 1997 at the motorway next to Dresden-Altstadt is now on display on Festung Königstein in a new exhibition.
Regards Oliver
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