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Begian artillery 1940

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Re: Begian artillery 1940

Postby Manuferey on 10 Jan 2013 03:28

A 120 mm FRC 1931 behind its FN Kegresse tractor (picture from delcampe.net).

Any idea about the gun with the shield in the background?

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Re: Begian artillery 1940

Postby YAN on 10 Jan 2013 12:14

Hi Emmanuel, having a closer look at the weapon, it seems to have no recoil mechanism, almost like the French 120mm Cannon Model 1878 but with a gun shield.

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Re: Begian artillery 1940

Postby Manuferey on 11 Jan 2013 00:36

Hmm :? The shield on the 120 mm De Bange looks different to me.

We do not see much below the barrel but a large shield like this makes me think of the 155 mm L M.24 Cockerill. :idea:

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Re: Begian artillery 1940

Postby Sturm78 on 13 Jan 2013 16:56

Hi all,

75mm TR gun?? :?

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Re: Begian artillery 1940

Postby Manuferey on 13 Jan 2013 21:39

Sturm78 wrote:Hi all,

75mm TR gun?? :?

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I'd say so and the marking on the trail agrees with you. 8-)

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Re: Begian artillery 1940

Postby Sturm78 on 14 Jan 2013 12:09

Thank you for your help, Emmanuel.

I found this other image on delcampe.net.
I think it is a 15cm sFH13 Lg. ex-german howitzer in service with Belgian Army as Obusier de 150 L17.

However, it seems that this howitzer has received new wheels with solid rubber tires. Were all howitzers received by Belgium retrofitted with these new wheels? :?

Does anyone have any other picture of this howitzer in service with the Belgian army?

Does anyone know how many 15cm sFH13 Lg. howitzers received Belgium after WW1?


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Re: Begian artillery 1940

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Re: Begian artillery 1940

Postby Sturm78 on 20 Jan 2013 23:22

Hi all,

Does nobody have more info or photos of 15cm sFH13 (or 15cm sFH13/2) in service with the Belgian Army? :(

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Re: Begian artillery 1940

Postby Manuferey on 21 Jan 2013 00:14

Here is one:

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Re: Begian artillery 1940

Postby Sturm78 on 27 Jan 2013 10:09

Thank you very much for your image, Emmanuel.

In your image the howitzer have the standard wooden wheels of WW1

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Re: Begian artillery 1940

Postby Sturm78 on 30 Jan 2013 15:10

Hi all,

Belgian artillery turret of Eben Emael Fort: 75mm or 120mm guns?

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Re: Begian artillery 1940

Postby Sturm78 on 22 Feb 2013 20:58

Hi all,

Another Eben Emael fort gun:

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Re: Begian artillery 1940

Postby peeved on 22 Feb 2013 21:46

Sturm78 wrote:I found this other image on delcampe.net.
I think it is a 15cm sFH13 Lg. ex-german howitzer in service with Belgian Army as Obusier de 150 L17.

However, it seems that this howitzer has received new wheels with solid rubber tires. Were all howitzers received by Belgium retrofitted with these new wheels? :?

Hi Sturm,

Could this be one of the Dutch guns, 15 houwitser lang 17 or something? The Dutch after all did a lot of hard rubber tyring.

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Re: Begian artillery 1940

Postby peeved on 20 Sep 2013 21:23

120 mm FRC M1931 from exp. eBay.de auction http://www.ebay.de/itm/150923558277?ru= ... 26_rdc%3D1

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Re: Begian artillery 1940

Postby Sturm78 on 20 Sep 2014 20:14

Hi all,

Eben Emael or Maginot Line bunker gun ??

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