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Re: Id. british gun

Postby Kingfish on 16 Nov 2012 21:18

Sturm78 wrote:Hi all,

Can anyone help me to identify these coastal guns?
According to IWM photocaption, 9.2inch guns, but I do not think so

Any idea?

Image from IWM
Thanks in advance. Sturm78


Here is an image of the 9.2" gun of the Breakneck battery, Gilbraltar:
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Compare the size of the barrel relative to the gun crew against the men/gun in your pic.
Suffice to say the gun in your pic is smaller than a 9.2"
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Re: Id. british gun

Postby Claudio_C on 16 Nov 2012 23:50

The commetary on the film calls the gun a 105mm (or 4.2 inch) and the howitzer a 6 inch. They both look like the some of the many prototypes that Vickers built between the wars. They did not enter service with the British army.


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Re: Id. british gun

Postby Claudio_C on 17 Nov 2012 23:28

Hello
unfotunately I found another unknow british (maybe) gun. On IWM site there is this photo

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The label say "Operation Ceres: The unloading of supplies at Malta: A heavy AA gun being lowered onto the quayside by a crane" ...
Somebody know which "heavy aa gun" is ?!?

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Re: Id. british gun

Postby verdenpark on 20 Nov 2012 07:19

It would be a 3.7", minus its barrel.
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Re: Id. british gun

Postby Clive Mortimore on 20 Nov 2012 21:41

verdenpark wrote:It would be a 3.7", minus its barrel.


Good thinking. It is a 3.7 inch Mk2 static mount.
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Re: Id. british gun

Postby Claudio_C on 21 Nov 2012 10:00

verdenpark wrote:It would be a 3.7", minus its barrel.



Good thinking. It is a 3.7 inch Mk2 static mount.


Thanks ...
My first idea was same ... but looking the photo that I have .... I don't recognize it ... :-(

Please ... Have you a photo of "complete" gun?!? Can you share with us ?!?
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Re: Id. british gun

Postby Clive Mortimore on 21 Nov 2012 10:06

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Re: Id. british gun

Postby Claudio_C on 21 Nov 2012 16:00

Thanks Clive

... I don't know this version for static mount ...

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Re: Id. british gun

Postby Sturm78 on 27 Nov 2012 15:32

Hi all,

I suppose 2pdr 40mm Pom Pom gun but, what version? :?

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Re: Id. british gun

Postby verdenpark on 28 Nov 2012 07:03

Could be a Mk.VIII single, but not sure with the flash hider. Definately mounted on a ship though.
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Re: Id. british gun

Postby Sturm78 on 29 Nov 2012 11:29

Thank you for your reply, verdenpark.

I had not seen images of the single Mk.VIII and Mk.XVI mounts.

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Re: Id. british gun

Postby Sturm78 on 05 Jan 2013 11:12

Hi all,

Another image of an 2pdr Mk.VIII gun on Mk.VIII single mount (I think):

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Re: Id. british gun

Postby Sturm78 on 07 Jan 2013 10:42

Hi all,

Another image of an abandoned 2pdr 40mm AA gun in France:

I do not remember the exact source of the image
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Re: Id. british gun

Postby Sturm78 on 06 Feb 2013 00:03

Hi all,

Is there any way to differentiate between 4.5in (114mm) gun and 5.5in (140mm) gun-howitzer ?? :?

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Re: Id. british gun

Postby Sturm78 on 08 Feb 2013 14:57

Nobody ?? :(

Here another image from Ebay: 140mm 5.5in gun-howitzer or 114mm 4.5in gun? :?

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