Gun question

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Gun question

Postby Gungnir » Mon Jun 11, 2018 6:56 am

Yesterday, on our field trip to the island of Schiermonnikoog, I stumbled across a modest display of WWII memorabilia - quite suiting, since the island was the last bit of Weastern Europe to be liberated, mid June '45.

According to the sign this ougt to be a flak. It came off a merchant vessel.

To me, it doesn't look flak, and considering it came from a merchant vessel I think a regular deck gun is more likely.

Anybody nautically inclined enough to shed some light on this?

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Re: Gun question

Postby Etranger » Mon Jun 11, 2018 8:54 am

Don't know. It could still be a heavy FlaK gun but it's hard to be sure. It was probably intended for a dual purpose role anyway. The Germans recycled a lot of weapons from other countries & this very much looks like a WWI era weapon.


It's not dissimilar to this, which is a German 7.7cm FlaK L35 Modele 1916 gun from WWI. It isn't the same model though, the top mounted recuperator and other barrel fitting are missing from your example.

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