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Article about: Hello, A while ago i found a little piece of aluminium with this text on it: "Zubehor fur motorpunkter 1 fur Pz. Kpfw II Nr. 14 Thomsen & Schwarzkopf Kiel - Wik" Most of the te

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    Niels Dassen
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    Hello,

    A while ago i found a little piece of aluminium with this text on it: "Zubehor fur motorpunkter 1 fur Pz. Kpfw II Nr. 14 Thomsen & Schwarzkopf Kiel - Wik"

    Most of the text speaks for itself, the only thing i don't know is what a motorpunkter is.
    Does anyone have an idea?

    Thanks,
    Niels
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    As far as I know, a "Motorpunkter" was basically the same thing as "Scott's Dotter" [See: Fifty Years in the Royal Navy by Admiral Sir Percy Scott, Bt., (Scroll down to 87 through 88) ] a device for gunnery training.

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    Niels Dassen
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    Thank you for the information HPL2008,

    I found some info for a similar device for the big guns on the Bismarck, but that's all i found about a motorpunkter.
    The text on aluminium plate implies that every Pzkpfw II had his own set of this device ( the number 14 is added later), if they were this common you should think that there would be more information to find about the subject.

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    "Motorpunkter" would be translated as "motor points" - perhaps electrical contactors for a motor-driven turret?

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    Quote by ricvee2005 View Post
    "Motorpunkter" would be translated as "motor points" - perhaps electrical contactors for a motor-driven turret?
    Actually, it literally translates as "motor dotter" or, more loosely, "powered dotter". As for what it is, please see my above post.

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