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Help with abbreviations

Post by MICHAELM82 » 19 Jun 2002 04:02

Hi
Came across these abbreviations and would like to know what they mean.
*FmW - ?Flamethrower?

*Kan.Zg - ?Cannon? Platoon

*TE KStN

*KStn 1108a gp (f.g.)

Any information would be helpful!
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Mike

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Post by Christoph Awender » 19 Jun 2002 05:06

Hello Michael!

FmW. doesn´t look like Flammenwerfer to me. It depends on the context but it could be also -Fernmeldewesen- -Fernmeldewagen- or something else. context is important.

Kan.Zug- I think means Kanonen-Zug -context?!!!

KStN= means Kriegsstärkenachweis and is the exact organization of a unit (how it has to be) It shows how many vehicles of which type, how many personnel of each class and so on.
1108a gp. is the KStN for a Stab PzGrenBtl.gep. (armoured) version of 1.4.1944


Click here to see a list of KStN exisitng


hope this helps,
Christoph

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Post by MICHAELM82 » 19 Jun 2002 05:19

Hi Christopher
Here are the abbreviations as they are in my source, schw.Kan.Zg.
This is the other one, Pi Gruppe (1 Lkw 3t) 2 FmW.
That is all that is listed for the two trerms, sorry my fault I didnt include that text :oops:
Thanks for the KStN explanation, went to the site and found a lot of helpful "stuff"!
Thanks
Michael

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Post by Andy H » 22 Jun 2002 11:28

Schw = schwere (Heavy)

The Pi looks firstly like a weight ref 3t (3tons-Maybe a bridging column)

Apologies if you already knew this

:D Andy from the Shire

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Post by Peter J. Hertel » 23 Jun 2002 00:43

The Pi is an abreviation for Pionier=engineers, so FmW=Flammenwefer, flame thrower could be right.

Pi Gruppe (1 Lkw 3t)FmW= Engineer/sappers group (1 light truck with two flamethrowers).


:) Peter

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Post by MICHAELM82 » 24 Jun 2002 18:33

Hi
Many thanks for the replies, answered my question!
Mike :D

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