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Lot 115

1942 Stoewer 40 4x4 Anti-Aircraft Car - Demilitarized

Sold for $52,000

Manufacturer: Stoewer-Werke AG, Stettin-Neutorney, Germany

Production Year: 1942

Engine: Stoewer AW2 ohv, 2.0-liter, 50-hp, water-cooled, four-cylinder, gasoline

Transmission: Four-speed: four forward, one reverse

Length: 13-feet,

Width: 5-feet, 7-1/2-inches

Height: 6-feet, 4-inches

Weight: Approximately 2.25-tons

Armor: None

Armament: One type 36 anti-aircraft mount with two 7.92-mm MG34 machine-guns - Demilitarized

Maximum Road Speed: Approximately 50-mph

Crew: Three

Markings: German 2nd Fallschirmjaeger Division, 2nd Company


The Stoewer type 40 4x4 light anti-aircraft car entered service in 1940. The Germans designated the vehicle as Leichter Truppenluftschutz Kraftwagen (Light self-propelled anti-aircraft vehicle). These vehicles were created to provide anti-aircraft protection to non-armored motorized units. The type 36 mount was occassionally mounted on light and medium trucks as well. The Stoewer 40 anti-aircraft vehicles were created by mounting the Zwillingslafette (dual mount) 36 in the rear of the passenger compartment. The Zwillingslafette 36 consisted of two 7.92-mm MG34 machine guns on a special pedestal-mount with an anti-aircraft sight and 360-degree traverse. The two MG34 machine guns combined for an impressive 1800 rounds-per-minute. The type 36 anti-aircraft mount was effective against most of the early war fighter plane types of the Allies, but had little success against the larger fighter-bombers introduced later in the war. The US-built P-38 and P-47, British Typhoon and the heavily armored Russian-built IL-2 Shturmovik (Stormbird) proved to be more than the little Stoewer 40 anti-aircraft cars could handle. Many of the Stoewer anti-aircraft cars fell victim to the very aircraft they were supposed to be defending against. The guns on this vehicle are demilitarized.


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