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Sd.Kfz.7/1 Flak 180°mount Hungary 1945

June 7 2017 at 10:14 AM
Kay Seidel  (Login kayseidel)
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Hello all,

The following pic should show a half-track mounted Flak in Hungary 1945. If you look at distance
between the gun and the rear wall it's shorter than in regular one. Would it be possible to turn the gun 180° without any problem for the chassis ?

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John Lam
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June 8 2017, 5:25 PM 

okay you experten out there, correct me if I am wrong!! The gun is designed to provide 360 degree coverage as mounted on either the pedestal mount or tripod mount as shown in the second photo. First photo shows the side platform panels in the up position so they seem to be firing on the move at a ground target. Otherwise, normally, the panels are down as shown in second photo and the gun turns all the way around. Of course, gun elevation is limited only to banging into the cab and cab roof and lowest elevation you can set the gun to. HTH

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I might be wrong

June 9 2017, 7:13 AM 

Sorry Kay,

I might be wrong and/or don't understand you question. Looking at the first picture the gun is turned 90 degrees and not 180. The soldier is leaning against the back panel (take a look at the stair). As you can see there is a cutout in bottom of the shield so the gun could rotate/firing 360 degrees freely without lowering the side panels.
Firing the gun in the direction of the driver is another question.

It looks to me that the gun is placed in the middle of the platform.

kind regards
Ad Jansen

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Kay Seidel
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Mount of the Flak platform

June 11 2017, 8:02 AM 


I mean the mount of the Flak on the flatbed oft Sd.Kfz. - you know that the Flak 38 hat a three pod mount. Two short one an one long (in relation to the center of the flak).
In the second pic the long one pointed to the read of the vehicle which means the distance between the center of the gun in longer to the rear than to the cabin. In the first pic it looks twisted as the distance between the gun an the read of the vehicel is much shorter.


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