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FOUND A 7.5cm GAUGES, FROM fLACK UNIT OR TANK ???

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    Default FOUND A 7.5cm GAUGES, FROM fLACK UNIT OR TANK ???

    HERES SOMETHING I PICKED UP FROM A LOCAL GUY
    sAID IT WAS FROM A GERMAN FLAK UNIT BUT ITS NOT COVERED IN MARKINGS OR STAMPS LIKE MOST OTHER GERMAN EQUIPMENT IV COME ACROSS.
    ANY HELP HERE LADS
    MISH
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    Default Re: FOUND A 7.5cm GAUGES, FROM fLACK UNIT OR TANK ???

    Could be from a PAK 40, or Panther etc. It might go with a number of things. Definitely German.

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    I've never heard of a temperature gauge for a gun before- very odd. In a little leather case, I wouldn't think it was a permanent part of a weapon but maybe part of a test kit or something? Definitely WWII as it has a three-letter maker code 'gnn', which was Pyro-Werk GmbH Spec.-Fabrik für Pyrometerbau Hannover, Josephstr. 26 - a maker of pyrometers very specifically.
    Ohhhhh- pillage then burn...

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    Gidday Matt
    Thats exactly what I thought too, but then I thought if they were firing it too much they barrels on the AA units could over heat, so I brought it off him anyways just to have something interesting and different in my collection
    Very interesting but still a little mystery going on here....................

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    Well there weren't many 7,5cm Flak guns- just some captured Czech weapons, so that's probably not it; if heating in action were were really a concern, there'd be commonly-known 8,8cm versions since there were thousands of those in action constantly.

    7,5cm was a howitzer, PaK, and KwK calibre normally, and none of those is fast-firing enough to rate a temperature gauge. I'd think perhaps it was more for barrel testing- maybe in a production facility; test firing continuously to make sure the barrel performed even at some higher temperature? The leather case does argue for it being a standalone, portable unit though- or it wouldn't need protection from drops, banging against things, etc. It's a strange item to be sure...
    Ohhhhh- pillage then burn...

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