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Hello Gentleman


 


  I am looking for information, pictures, operational information etc., on the 2 CM FLUGZEUG-MACHINEN KANONE TYPE 2 -10145 any help would be greatly appreciated.


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Tim R



-- Edited by Tim R at 17:08, 2006-07-18

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I should have something on this . Bear with me

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2 CM FLUGZEUG-MACHINEN KANONE Becker TYPE 2.
20mm, blow back operation wt of gun and feed 66lb, 12 rd Magasine (curved), M velocity 1,570 fs. Rate of fire 300 -350 rp Total deliveries approx 111 (includes some Type 1 and Type 3 as well. Use largely evaluation but in summer 1918 someGerman naval Zeppelins had two mounted as  defensive weapons against Allied flying boats. Gun tried out on AEG GIV, AEG GIVK (in special nose turret), Friedrichshaven GIIIA and Hansa Brandenberg W19 (the Type 1 was also mounted in the Gotha G1). One Type 2 is currently in the museum at Aberdeen proving grounds.. I'll scan some pictures 2nite - a mite busy at moment might be tomorrow.



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 Thank you Robert, I appreciate the information and the pictures when you have time.


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Tim R



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.. the 2cm Becker.   Had spade grips, in it's late war ground role employed as AA and AT.  There are a number of pics out there. After the war,developement continued in Switzerland.


 



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There is an article on the AT version of the 2cm Becker here on the site, under "German Artillery"

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Photo of type 2 mounted on Friedrichhaven GIII. Harry Woodman has a page and a half on it in Early Aircraft Armament (a book well worth having even though it does contain a few howlers Sopwith I 1/2 strutter mixed up with Avro  504K for example) However Woodman has since puplished a very comprehensive corrections list on the net. Interstingly enough post war development was taken over by both Oerlikon and Hispano Suiza. Another intersting fact is that it was first patented in America in 1915 and offerd to the US government who showed no interest whatsoever.

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Thanks Robert for your kind help.


Also Thanks Peter, I had just overlooked the article.


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Tim R



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Have a look at this site Tim


http://www.quarry.nildram.co.uk/cannon_pioneers.htm



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