Flak 37June 5 2017 at 3:47 AM
|Dudley Stilwell (Login Lawyer1)|
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I have a DML 37mm Flak 37 and would like to put it on the back of my Italeri SWS. I have seen pictures of the armoured SWS carrying these guns but thus far a Google search has not revealed any pictures of an unarmoured version (like mine) of the SWS carrying this gun. Any chance anyone has come across a picture of this configuration?
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|This message has been edited by willemvisser from IP address 22.214.171.124 on Jun 5, 2017 6:26 AM|
|June 5 2017, 7:08 AM |
The best source for information on the sWS can be found here:
There a many pictures also including one of a sWS combined with the Flak 37. However, this is the
armored chassis. To my knowledge, this is the only existing picture of that combination.
Until now, no picture is known, regarding the regular sWS with the Flak 37.
sWS Flak 37
|June 5 2017, 4:08 PM |
One of each type.
The Flaks are 3,7cm Flak 43... n/t
|June 5 2017, 4:48 PM |
Ok, thanks, so I guess than unless photographic evidence shows otherwise, the Flak 37 would be too early a gun to be found on such a late war vehicle.
cheers leonard paul
Flakvierling dates back to 1934 and was common
|June 6 2017, 8:40 AM |
On late war vehicles including the SWS. I agree the FlaK 37 is a pretty old gun but even that appears on some late production armored Sd.Kfz. 7s. It is not implausible to think that one could be field mounted on an available tracked chasiss.
One picture exists!
|June 7 2017, 12:46 AM |
As mentioned in my reply above, there is at least one picture existing, proving the combination of an armored sWS with the Flak 37.
Source can be found in the link I have mentioned. It is a wreck of an sWS.
Re: Flakvierling dates back to 1934 and was common
|June 7 2017, 8:10 AM |
This is the photo the Gert is referring to. There's no reason whatsoever that a Flak 37, or even a Flak 36, would have been mounted on this vehicle. The way in which it was mounted would have been essentially the same.
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that was my point. I know that photo
|June 7 2017, 8:31 AM |
The photo of the armored SWS wreck with the gun is not new. I've not seen any other SWS armored or unarmored with one. But, it is certainly possible and would not be unusual.
|July 10 2017, 4:06 AM |
Thanks to everyone who took the time to respond. Unfortunately, I could not see the one picture posted as there appears to be some issue with an upgrade on photobucket. I might still decide to do that configuration as a speculative field modification???