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Friday, March 2, 2012

German Telemeter KDO Mod.40 w/Sd.Anh 52 Trailer (Kommandogerat 40).






Here are some images of Bronco Models 1/35 scale German Telemeter KDO Mod.40 w/Sd.Anh 52 Trailer (Kommandogerat 40).

From the instructions"
The Kommandogerat 40 was a director used principally for large anti-aircraft guns, such as the 8.8 cm Flak.36 or the 10.5 cm Flak 40. Introduced by the German military in 1941 this small director was used by all three services and could be modified for use with almost any anti-aircraft weapon. In the field the director used a 5 man crew, two men are required to input azimuth and elevation data. A third man sets the slant range by means of a 4 meter stereo range finder which is mounted on top of the director. A fourth man sets the horizontal angle of approach, while the fifth man is a general operator. The time from first acquiring the target to firing. the first round could be achieved in less than 30 seconds. The slant range could be up to 18,000 meters. For transport the director is mounted on a special trailer, equipped with lifting devices, and towed by a light truck.

6 comments:

Pablo J. Álvarez said...

great accessory and very well done

Warren Zoell said...

Thanks Pablo - Now I have to put it into a diorama.

Pat Tillett said...

I haven't ever seen this one before. It looks very advance (for the time it was created).

Warren Zoell said...

This is the first time I've seen one of these as well. It's an interesting device.

Diego said...

Interesting model. I did not know existed. I have to look for.
Congratulations Warren

Warren Zoell said...

Gracias Diego