Flak on truck question...May 26 2007 at 8:25 PM
|Jack Mueller (Login 28juni14)|
from IP address 188.8.131.52
Response to more flak on truck
I'm afraid this photo is incorrectly identified; in that it is post-1.WK.
The vehicle pictured is a KW 19 in service with the Reichswehr. By this time it was not a Flak vehicle. Allow me to explain.
Briefly, the weapons system ( Flak-Selbsttrager) was developed, and procured for trooop service in October 1918. Designed on an improved chassis of the KD 1, it mounted the 7,7cm Krupp M1914 BAK (Flak). Daimler had delivered some 63 vehicles by November 11, 1918. Most of these were destroyed per the terms of the Armistice which prohibited Germany from utilizing anti-aircraft aritllerie. The vehicle returned to production in the early 20s for the Reichswehr( 49 vehicles ). However, it was fitted with elevation inhibiting locks, and no laying gear; again as per the terms of the Armistice. Under this mode the vehicle was deployed as mobile artillie.
- Thanks Jack - karl heinz pfarr on Jun 3, 2007, 2:45 PM