Model: If. 5 horse drawn wagon (Type 36) with Zwillingslafette 36
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|Weapons and equipment||Air defence|
If. 5 horse drawn wagon (Type 36) with Zwillingslafette 36. During Civil War in Spain Germans found that aircraft support became very important in a modern war and, from the other side, every infantry formation needs active defenses from enemy aviation. The Zwillingslafette 36 was in the early war time mostly wagon mounted and used as an air defense weapon for infantry units on the march. The wagon used was the so called Einachshänger - the If. 5 MG wagon. It was a small trailer used for that specific purpose. It could be either horse drawn or drawn by a small truck. The wagon could be braced by jacks when used in a static air defense role or mounted on the bed of small trucks or on cars.