On my first day at The Brentwood Gazette Chief Photographer Len Weal thrust a Metz 402 into my hands. It was similar to the image above but had a seperate wet cell battery that you carried over your shoulder. Soon afterwards the 45 range came out and we changed to those. I still use one 30 odd years later. When I say 1, I have 3 Metz 45s and 3 MZ40s.
Today I heard that metz have gone insolvent, its a great shame