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YC Chen wrote:And yet another one, part of a rare "colourized" photo of Chinese Communist artillery in North-west China in late 1940s. Can anyone id the gun?
YC Chen wrote:I feel the need for a thread devoted to the identification of Chinese artillery because I have got a number of unidentified photos and a number of "empty names" which need photos...
Now here's the first one, a gun kept in Chinese Military Museum in Beijing, the introduction plate says it is a Schneider. Any further information on this gun?
YC Chen wrote:AFAIK this kind of light howiter was seldom used by Chinese army, but Japanese army captured about 50 in 1931 and adapted them to fire shells of Japanese Type 91 howitzer.
Akira Takizawa wrote:YC Chen wrote:AFAIK this kind of light howiter was seldom used by Chinese army, but Japanese army captured about 50 in 1931 and adapted them to fire shells of Japanese Type 91 howitzer.
The Japanese called it as 改造14年式10糎榴弾砲. I upload its photos.
Could this be the "10cm "Austrian type" howitzer, 300 were made" you mentioned in our discussion about Bohler in Mukden?
YC Chen wrote:Hmm... I'm just not sure if he still didn't mix them after 50+ years.
The 10.5cm light howitzer and the 10.5cm gun ("type 19") are certainly two totally different types. Now I want to know if the 10.5cm light howitzer resembles any Austrian guns from WWI or inter-war era.
Information on the 10.5cm L/37gun "Type 19" is very limited. The only thing I can say now is it appears several times in KMT military documents (the KMT central army in the south also wanted to adopt it as their standard weapon).
yaldjl wrote:Cool artillery, I LIKE it
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