FlaK SW 34 and generator

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Starting bid: 10,000.00

Buyer’s premium 16.5 % of the hammer price and VAT according General Conditions
Location: Saint Jo, Texas, USA
Year of production: WW-II
Country of origin: Germany
Manufacturer: Siemens-Schukert-Werke AG
Type: SW 34
General condition: unrestored / not working
Estimated Price: € 27.500 and € 35.000

Movie: German FlaK SW 34 and generator

These searchlights are quite a sight; litteraly! Once restored you'll be operating an impressive 800 million candle power beam, boasting a diameter of 5 feet and reaching 5 miles into the night sky. Under favorable conditions, it can be spotted from over 35 miles away or even more. You'll be in command of one of the most potent artificial light sources globally, drawing people from miles around. They'll flock to you like bugs to a light. So, get ready to chat and mingle because once you flip the switch on this searchlight, you will draw serious attention.

Added bonus; these SW34 undercarriages also support the FlaK 88.

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Auction starting April 19, 2024 12:00 am


Both searchlight and generator are unrestored and not working. They are very complet but will need full restoration.


The FlaK SW 34 or Scheinwerfer 34 was a searchlight that was used by Germany during WWII. It had a diameter of 150 centimeters and used parabolic glass reflectors. In order to function, the SW 34 required a generator to power it. This generator could power it from as much as 200 meters away through a special cable. The searchlight itself required a current of 200 amperes at 110 volts of power. For mobility, the SW 34 was oftentimes placed on the Sonderanhänger 104 Trailer (also used to mount the 88 mm FlaK) as was its accompanying generator. A crew of at least seven men was required to operate the machine.
It could be traversed a full 360 degrees and had an elevation range of -12 degrees to 192 degrees. The engagement range of the searchlight was up to 8 kilometers away with the beam of light reaching as much as 5,000 meters up. Reliability in the field was good and it played a crucial role in FlaK fire control in the war against air attacks. Oftentimes, the searchlights were used along with the Ringtricherichtungshörer 34 to located incoming aircraft in even the worst conditions.
The SW 34 was initially introduced into the Heer in 1934 as part of the rearmament of the Wehrmacht in the early 1930s. It was a part of the critical flak development needed to combat the expanding war. From then on, the SW 34 searchlight was given to most fire control teams in the army and used throughout the war. Thousands had been produced during its production period, but nowadays including the trailer a rare find.


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