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German fire engines

Joined: July 24th, 2005, 1:13 am

April 3rd, 2012, 6:40 pm #1

I've noticed quite a bit of soft-skin activity on the CC forum lately...I'm interested in scratchbuilding/converting German WW2 fire apparatus. I have Foedrowitz's "German Firefighting Vehicles in World War Two" but it's lacking in detailed photos of interiors, pumps, equipment, etc. I also found an excellent website BOS - Fahrzeuge but most of the photos are one-of's or show little of the detail I'm looking for. Does anyone live near a fire museum or know where I could get info on these vehicles, particularly Mercedes LF15, LF25, and any DL (Drehleiter)? TIA
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Joined: January 23rd, 2006, 7:58 pm

April 4th, 2012, 7:09 am #2

Hello Doug
Here is a walkaround of a beautiful restaurated Henschel TS2,5/TLF25 in Germany.
http://vorbild.ipmsdeutschland.de/Walk_ ... index.html
best regards
Joerg
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Joined: October 17th, 2005, 9:32 am

April 4th, 2012, 11:17 am #3

I've noticed quite a bit of soft-skin activity on the CC forum lately...I'm interested in scratchbuilding/converting German WW2 fire apparatus. I have Foedrowitz's "German Firefighting Vehicles in World War Two" but it's lacking in detailed photos of interiors, pumps, equipment, etc. I also found an excellent website BOS - Fahrzeuge but most of the photos are one-of's or show little of the detail I'm looking for. Does anyone live near a fire museum or know where I could get info on these vehicles, particularly Mercedes LF15, LF25, and any DL (Drehleiter)? TIA
... with collectors or museums, since mot ofthem where used postwar, some well into the 70s. You could try and mail to the following museums/collections (of course there are others too, but I know of these to have some wartime vehicles):

Feuerwehrmuseum Nürnberg
http://www.feuerwehrmuseum-nuernberg.de/Museum/

They have a
DB SLG / LF 15 from 1942
KHD GLG / LF 25 from 1942
KHD SLG / LF 15 from 1943
Zündapp KS600 from 1939

Freiwillige Feuerwehr Ingolstadt
http://www.historische-feuerwehrtechnik.de

They have a
Opel Olympia KdoW from 1935
DB GLG / LF 25 from 1942
DB DL 22 from 1944
DB KS 25 from 1941
Henschel TS 2,5a from 1941 (on lease from the Bayerische Armeemuseum)

Maybe they can help with photos of equipment too. Unfortunatly all of the vehicles (besides the TS and the Zündapp) have or will be restored to a post war standard (like they looked in the ca. 1950s). And probably alot of equipment inside is missing still and will probably never be recovered. But it should help with the layout.

I hope, this will help anyway.

Best regards

Stephan
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Joined: July 24th, 2005, 1:13 am

April 4th, 2012, 8:19 pm #4

I've noticed quite a bit of soft-skin activity on the CC forum lately...I'm interested in scratchbuilding/converting German WW2 fire apparatus. I have Foedrowitz's "German Firefighting Vehicles in World War Two" but it's lacking in detailed photos of interiors, pumps, equipment, etc. I also found an excellent website BOS - Fahrzeuge but most of the photos are one-of's or show little of the detail I'm looking for. Does anyone live near a fire museum or know where I could get info on these vehicles, particularly Mercedes LF15, LF25, and any DL (Drehleiter)? TIA
Joerg und Stephan: recht herzlich danke ich Euch!
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Joined: October 16th, 2004, 6:22 pm

April 5th, 2012, 2:24 pm #5

I've noticed quite a bit of soft-skin activity on the CC forum lately...I'm interested in scratchbuilding/converting German WW2 fire apparatus. I have Foedrowitz's "German Firefighting Vehicles in World War Two" but it's lacking in detailed photos of interiors, pumps, equipment, etc. I also found an excellent website BOS - Fahrzeuge but most of the photos are one-of's or show little of the detail I'm looking for. Does anyone live near a fire museum or know where I could get info on these vehicles, particularly Mercedes LF15, LF25, and any DL (Drehleiter)? TIA
http://www.mascus.co.za/Transportation/ ... fr9qd.html

http://www.autowp.ru/mercedes-benz/l-se ... /pictures/

Hope this helps
Darío
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Joined: July 24th, 2005, 1:13 am

April 5th, 2012, 6:04 pm #6

Dario, thanks so much! n/t
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