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Help with Ammunition trailer for Sd.Kfz.7 mit Flak 37 3.7 cm
January 9 2012 at 1:48 PM
(Login didiumus) Missing-Lynx members from IP address 188.8.131.52
I have two of the Dragon 6542 kits, and would like to see about building one towing one of the ammunition trailers often seen with this variant of 8 ton tractor.
Trumpeter makes an Sd.Kfz.7 with a trailer called a "Sd.Anhanger 52" trailer, but the tractor itself has the Flak 38 20mm quad gun rather than the single 3.7 cm Flak gun that I have, and the trailer looks quite different than the pictures I have seen with the Flak 37 equipped tractors. The trailer in the Trumpeter kit is quite petite in comparison, with the Flak 37 ammo trailer being quite a bit bulkier and taller in profile.
Can anyone help me with a nomenclature/designation, so I can try to source one of these trailers?
(Login gebra_de) Missing-Lynx members 184.108.40.206
January 9 2012, 2:31 PM
the trailer you are looking for is called Sonderanhaenger 57 (Sd.Ah. 57).
A kit in 1:35 is offered by the Wiener Modellbaumanufaktur.
Due to several requests I had regarding that topic, I have submited a line drawing generated some years ago for publishing at the German IPMS Homepage yesterday. It should be posted there within the next days.
The subject of the SdAh 56/57 comes up from time to time, even as recentley as a few weeks ago - see this board 23rd Dec 2011. I'll send you a copy of the Type 41 1500kg Baumuster handbook later today. I hope it proves useful.
As Gert says, it's probable that an ammo locker from the 56 was mounted on a 52 chassis at some time as a field mod but the 52 chassis is not the chassis used for the 56/57, it was the Baumuster.
The Bronco "52" quite correct and an excelent kit. I wish they would do the same for the "56/57".
Ron Lebert (Login ronlebert) Missing-Lynx members 220.127.116.11
January 10 2012, 2:51 PM
That is very nice of you.
As for details explaining the different platforms used to carry the Ammo box, all this is covered in the blog.
The Sd.Ah.41 is the chassis of choice for the 56/57 box.
It has the 8 bolt wheel where the 52 is only a 6 bolt wheel.
The 42 frame work is correct to photos. This was a base for several different box/houses used by the German trailer manufactures.
CMK's # T35005 3.7 flak has a 8 bolt trailer that could be used/modified if accuracy weren't too much of a concern.
I am no expert, just a guy sitting in his basement trying to get it right.!
(Login schlichtr) Missing-Lynx members 18.104.22.168
Trumpeter's Sd.Kfz. 7/2 and 7/1 late has the right trailer...Sorta...
January 10 2012, 12:37 PM
Trumpeter's 7/2 and 7/1 late kits have what they call a Sd.Ah. 52 but is actually closer to the 56/57 but not totally right for those either. It has the right body wheels and fenders but the wrong frame and suspension. The 56/57 was the same except for the inners with the 56 having the loadout for the 20mm and the 57 for the 37mm. There was also an early and a late version with the early version having a square box body and the later having a rounded top
(Login gebra_de) Missing-Lynx members 22.214.171.124
Drop me a line
January 12 2012, 5:01 PM
probably it will take some time (our webmaster is currently not available)
until my line drawings will be online.
Therefore, please send me a mail and I will send you the drawing.