Jos,jopaerya wrote:Nice found Etienne
Then it would be one of the Alarm guns of M.K.B. Hamburg and fits with the other picture's of Hamburg .
The only information I had so far about the type of 7,5 cm Flak guns of MKB Hamburg’s Alarm Flak Batterien comes from an SHM archive that lists some guns recovered from the German coastal batteries around Cherbourg.
For Fermanville (MKB Hamburg), it lists a single remaining gun with the following type:
“75 D.T.C.A. Mle 1936 [on carriage] D.T.C.A. mobile Mle 1938 de 75” [DTCA = “Défense du Territoire Contre-Avions”].
For me it means the Belgian 75 mm ABS/FRC Mle 1936, which was the French 75 mm CA Mle 1932 manufactured in Belgium and which became the 7,5 cm Flak 36(f) for the Germans. I assume that the designation was written carefully by whoever inspected the gun.
But with a 7,5 cm Flak M17/34(f) now showing at Fermanville as well, it raises question about the type(s) of the six 7.5 cm Flak guns of MKB Hamburg: was it actually a mixture of 7,5 cm Flak M36(f) and Flak M17/34(f)? Was the single gun mentioned in the French document actually this 7,5 cm Flak M17/34(f) and the designation in the document was incorrect (but it seems unlikely)?
I hope we can find a German document that could answer this question.