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Is it possible to build a 8.8 Cm KwK 36 from the 8.8 Cm Flak?


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Scootaloo23 #1 Posted Nov 22 2014 - 19:16

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Exactly what the title says. Say I wanted to build a short 88 gun, but there are no KwK 36s floating around due to the slightly limited production. Flak 88s however would be much easier to find examples of and parts for, due to having a great many more produced and  exported to many countries, some of which remained in use until the 90s.

 

So the question is, could I rebuild a Flak 88 (18/36 or 37 model) into the famous tank cannon mounted by the Tiger?



rEprEzEnt #2 Posted Nov 22 2014 - 19:18

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https://www.atf.gov/

Scootaloo23 #3 Posted Nov 22 2014 - 19:47

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View PostrEprEzEnt, on Nov 22 2014 - 12:18, said:

 

'Is it possible?' does not mean 'Is it legal?'. 0/10 would not read again.



Otto_CarryUs #4 Posted Nov 22 2014 - 20:07

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lol

 

"legal"

 

Sad.

 


Edited by _FinalVictory_, Nov 22 2014 - 20:08.


cwjian90 #5 Posted Nov 22 2014 - 20:10

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I don't see why it wouldn't be possible if you just want a non-working replica. The KwK 36 was developed from the FlaK 18/36/37 after all

Walter_Sobchak #6 Posted Nov 22 2014 - 23:21

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What's the point if you don't have a Tiger tank to mount it in?

Scootaloo23 #7 Posted Nov 23 2014 - 02:41

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View PostWalter_Sobchak, on Nov 22 2014 - 16:21, said:

What's the point if you don't have a Tiger tank to mount it in?

 

Who says I didn't have plans to make one? :smile:

Meplat #8 Posted Nov 23 2014 - 03:56

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It's possible, but not practical.

Scootaloo23 #9 Posted Nov 23 2014 - 04:40

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View PostMeplat, on Nov 22 2014 - 20:56, said:

It's possible, but not practical.

 

I know.

 

Apparently I am getting downvotes because I have high aspirations.



Walter_Sobchak #10 Posted Nov 23 2014 - 06:07

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View PostScootaloo23, on Nov 22 2014 - 22:40, said:

 

I know.

 

Apparently I am getting downvotes because I have high aspirations.

 

These guys already beat you to it.

 



Anlushac11 #11 Posted Nov 23 2014 - 09:48

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View PostWalter_Sobchak, on Nov 23 2014 - 00:07, said:

 

These guys already beat you to it.

 

 

Is that the Tiger I built for the movie "White Tiger"?

Meplat #12 Posted Nov 23 2014 - 18:58

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View PostScootaloo23, on Nov 22 2014 - 20:40, said:

 

I know.

 

Apparently I am getting downvotes because I have high aspirations.

 

Start with something smaller.  A PaK 36 would be my choice if I had to have a bit of kraut ATG.

Anlushac11 #13 Posted Nov 24 2014 - 01:56

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View PostMeplat, on Nov 23 2014 - 12:58, said:

 

Start with something smaller.  A PaK 36 would be my choice if I had to have a bit of kraut ATG.

 

Could also go with a PAW600

Meplat #14 Posted Nov 24 2014 - 02:21

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View PostAnlushac11, on Nov 23 2014 - 17:56, said:

 

Could also go with a PAW600

 

Naah,at that point I'd spend the money and buy what I want. A nice little 37mm BOFORS or a 25mm '34/APX.




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