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Re: ► Photothread: Vehicles of the Axis fire brigades

Post by Maxschnauzer » 28 Apr 2019 23:07

Hi Sturm,
That is correct. Also known as SLG I believe.
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Re: ► Photothread: Vehicles of the Axis fire brigades

Post by Sturm78 » 29 Apr 2019 21:10

Thank you, Max

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Post by SIS 5 » 30 Apr 2019 16:26

Hi Sturm 78, hi Max,

You are right, until 30 April 1943 this vehicle had the designation SLG (Schweres Löschgruppenfahrzeug), and then the designation LF 15 (Löschgruppenfahrzeug 15). "15" stands for the capacity of the water pump: 1500 litres in a minute.

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Post by Maxschnauzer » 30 Apr 2019 23:02

SIS 5 wrote:
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Hi Sturm 78, hi Max,

You are right, until 30 April 1943 this vehicle had the designation SLG (Schweres Löschgruppenfahrzeug), and then the designation LF 15 (Löschgruppenfahrzeug 15). "15" stands for the capacity of the water pump: 1500 litres in a minute.

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Thanks, Bert. That is a good fact to know.
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Re: ► Photothread: Vehicles of the Axis fire brigades

Post by SIS 5 » 06 May 2019 07:09

Hi,

here a pic oa very rare German vehicle of the fire brigades: a Mercedes-Benz "Tankkraftfahrspritze" type LGS 3000 (source of the pic: an expired ebay auction).

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Re: ► Photothread: Vehicles of the Axis fire brigades

Post by Maxschnauzer » 06 May 2019 10:37

Hi Bert,
Thanks for that interesting photo. Is that the same vehicle I have here identified as an LGF 3000?
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Re: ► Photothread: Vehicles of the Axis fire brigades

Post by SIS 5 » 06 May 2019 14:45

Hi Max,

yes, it is. But the designation is LGS 3000 ("S" for "Spritze"). Here a pic of the Mercedes-Benz LGF 3000 "Fliegertankspritze FL - Ts 2,5".

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Post by Maxschnauzer » 06 May 2019 22:58

Thank you, Bert. BTW do you know what was the reason for the redesignation of the Fire Fighting Apparatus in 1943? It seems to me just an unnecessary paperwork shuffle. Or maybe I have missed something important.
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Re: ► Photothread: Vehicles of the Axis fire brigades

Post by SIS 5 » 07 May 2019 13:49

Hi Max,

first I have to say sorry to You, because I didn´t tell You the source of the information and of the pic: "Feuerwehrtypenbuch 1900 - 1945" by Udo Paulitz.

Now the answer to Your question: there were two ministries in the third Reich, which ordered vehicles for the fire brigades: the RLM (Reichsluftfahrtministerium) = German Air Ministry and the RMdI (Reichsinnenministerium) = Ministry of the Interior. From 30 April 1943 uniform designations for all vehicles of the fire brigades were introduced. The terms "leicht" (light), "schwer" (heavy), "groß" (great) were not clear enough for the identification. From now on the more practical indices, already used by the RLM, were in force: fire engines with the capacity of the pump, vehicles with turntable ladders with the extension length of the ladder.

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Post by Maxschnauzer » 08 May 2019 23:17

Hi Bert,
Many thanks. Your explanation makes the change in nomenclature clear to me now.
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Re: ► Photothread: Vehicles of the Axis fire brigades

Post by SIS 5 » 14 May 2019 07:12

Hi,

here a good pic of a Mercedes-Benz L 1500 S LLG (Leichtes Löschgruppenfahrzeug) or LF 8 (Löschgruppenfahrzeug with 800 litres / minute capacity of the pump). Source of the pic: an expired ebay auction.

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Re: ► Photothread: Vehicles of the Axis fire brigades

Post by SIS 5 » 30 May 2019 21:04

Hi,

here a pic of a hose motor vehicle (SKW = Schlauckraftwagen) Mercedes-Benz L 4500 S (source of the pic: ebay).

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Re: ► Photothread: Vehicles of the Axis fire brigades

Post by SIS 5 » 06 Jun 2019 15:55

Hi,

here an interesting pic of a Hansa-Lloyd type "Bremen IV" Kraftspritze, one of the 90 chassis, which were delivered by Hansa-Lloyd to Magirus in the town Ulm since 1936. There they got a superstructur of fire engines. Interesting that there were produced the own types Magirus M 27 or rather M27a at the same time in Ulm. So there was a competition in this company – but the customer shouldn´t know.

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Re: ► Photothread: Vehicles of the Axis fire brigades

Post by SIS 5 » 11 Jun 2019 18:21

Hi,

here another vehicle of an Axis fire brigade: a Magirus or better a Magirus-Deutz type FS 145 Kraftfahrspritze KS 25 or Löschgruppenfahrzeug LF 25 (since April 1943). Source of the pic: an expired ebay auction.

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Re: ► Photothread: Vehicles of the Axis fire brigades

Post by Maxschnauzer » 23 Aug 2019 11:13

A Luftwaffe Tankspritze Ts. 2.5 (Kfz. 343) fighting a structure fire.
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