I recently won an auction in Europe for a 3 ton hoist. It was being sold as a panzer hoist, but the tonnage and part numbers make me think it is Luftwaffe. 3 tons would have only been usuable for removing tracks, some early turrets and engines from a tank.
I've run into a problem with shipping too. The international shipping quote was just for the EU, not the US!
From the data plate:
Leichtmetallheoezug 3 t
Werk Nr 1942263627
Anforderz FI 66715
The Anforderz Fl 66715 has me wondering if it is Luftwaffe. Someone on an other forum pointed out that the Fl is often found on Luftwaffe equipment. A google image search shows it on a handful of aviation items like compasses or watches. I'm wondering if Fl stands for Flieger and is for normal items that have been approved for flight.
Any information would be appricated. I'm trying to decide if the extra shipping is worth it.