Opel Blitz 3,6-36 S mit 2x 15mm Mg 151/15 Drilling

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I would like to suggest this Opel Blitz equipped to apparently Street fights as well as low flying air protection. There is sadly nothing more known about it except this picture, possibly taken by a Partisan, considering that it was taken from a house up higher and from cover, which is visible on the Photo.

Historically, many different Trucks and Halftracks were equipped with 1 of the 2 existing models of Drilling Lafette for Mg 151, which also existed in a factory mounted configuration.
These Lafettes were one complete unit ready to be fixed to the ground or vehicles, with 2 versions:

  1. More simple (more often ground fixed) lafette with shoulder stocks, optionally a big armor plate to the front.
  2. Vehicle version (as found on Sd.Kfz.251/21) with seat, no shoulder stocks, optionally a gun shield.

These are manly different from the above mentioned way of aiming vertical.

On this Opel Blitz it is visible that they used 2x of the first mount with shoulder stabilization.

In game this would be similar to the 251/21, however more speedy, MORE FIREPOWER at the cost of no armor. (It is not clear if these 2x Drillings have their armor plate). But would offer very high fire power of 6x Barrel’s with a combined fire rate of 4200 rpm, ideally (since they are 2 separate mountings and guns) the front one fired as “Primary armament” and the back one as “Secondary armament” like the 128 and 75mm guns on the Maus, so that you can fire more effectively (continues one after the other or interleaved).

Pictures:(Click to show)

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Opel Blitz 3,6-36 S - Fahrzeuge-der-Wehrmacht.de


This Type is found on this specific vehicle:
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Here the above mention complete Shield is visible:


As opposed the other Type:
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The Guns:
2x3 15mm Mg 151/15 Drilling Lafette M 151 B/D
Ammo Storage (overall) 4000 Rounds (1 in and 1 extra for each gun) 700 rpm (4200 Combined)
-5° to +49° Elevation

Ammo:(Click to show)

AP:


Pzgr. L`Spur. o.Zerl. (Ap-T) 0,072kg 850m/s 0g filler 33mm/10m

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Pzbrgr. o.Zerl. (Ap-I) 0,059kg 960m/s 0g filler 35mm/10m

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H-Pzgr. o.Zerl. (HVAP) 0,052kg 1050m/s 39g core 9,5mm 51mm/10m

Note: Only against heavier armored Ground targets, incendiary effect duo to melting of Magnesium-Aluminum carrier.
Another version of 54,5g with 1040m/s also exists.
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Sprgr. L'Spur m.Zerl Üb. (Saphe-T / Phe-T) 0,057 kg 960m/s 1,1g Pent (1,87g) Some penetration

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He:


Brsprgr. L`Spur o.Zerl (HeI-T) 0,057kg 960m/s 1,9g Pent + 1,3g Thermite (3,23g)

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(Could only find the m.Zerl version, o.Zerl is the same just without the little hole between charge and tracer)


Brsprgr. Gl`Spur. o.Zerl. (HeI-T night) 0,057kg 960m/s 1,9g Pent + 1,3g Thermite (3,23g)

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Sprgr. L`Spur. o.Zerl. (He-T) 0,057kg 960m/s 2,8g Pent (4,76g)
(Early on replaced by the Br.Sprgr.)


Sprgr. Gl`Spur. o.Zerl. (He-T night) 0,057kg 960m/s 2,8g Pent (4,76g
(Early on replaced by the Br.Sprgr.)


Incendiary:


Brgr. L`Spur/Gl'Spur. o.Zerl. 0,057kg 960m/s 0,2g Pent (0,34g)

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(Could only find the m.Zerl version, o.Zerl is the same just without the little hole between charge and tracer)


The Vehicle:
Opel Blitz 3,6-36
Weight: 2,48 ton
Speed: 85 km/h
Engine: 3,6 liter OHV 6 Cylinder 75 HP engine (Later to increase lifespan governed to 68 HP)
No armor
Turning cycle: 13,1 m
Length / Width / Height: 6,05 / 2,26 / 2,02 m (without gun)

Source:
Opel Blitz Manual
Munition des Mg 151 / Handbuch der Flugzeugbordwaffenmunition 1936-1945
Private archive
Manual of Mg 151 Drilling Lafette M 151 D/B

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6 MG-151’s interesting

What a wild vehicle! +1

+1, this would be insane as an SPAA