Flak tribulations

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Flak tribulations

Joined: May 26th, 2005, 2:47 pm

March 17th, 2017, 1:31 am #1

Working on finishing the DML 3 cm Flak 38/103 Jaboschreck... the shell capture basket is a real b!$@# to put together!! I went through three pieces of mesh for the part with multiple curves (Aber to the rescue!) and had to rebuild part of the framework with wire to make it structurally sound as I wriggled the mesh into position. Is it just me, or is this indeed a tough build?...

D.




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Joined: November 20th, 2002, 11:27 pm

March 17th, 2017, 5:50 am #2

Hi Dave,

The basket really is a challenge and you did it extremely good.
But - Dragon made a mistake in that case. The 3cm Jaboschreck
was different and did not use the basket, because the shells dropped
vertically from the weapon to the ground below the Flak base.

There was a chat some years ago on the website with pros and cons about
that theory, but finally pictures of a restored weapon popped up, where that
theory has been proven.

Best wishes
Gert
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Joined: May 26th, 2005, 2:47 pm

March 18th, 2017, 12:19 am #3

Gert,

I couldn't find the page you mentioned, but I guess that makes sense as the 3 cm cannon was originally an aircraft weapon and the shell casings were meant to drop down and exit though the wing... live and learn! I have a few 20mm flak guns on the shelf... the basket will find a home on one of those! Thanks for your comments!!

D.
Last edited by Dave_Mazierski on March 18th, 2017, 2:32 am, edited 1 time in total.
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