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Skoda artillery in late 1930s

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Re: Skoda artillery in late 1930s

Postby Stan P on 11 Jun 2012 21:31

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The two photos below: The Romanian Obuzierul greu Skoda cal. 150mm md.1934. If I'm not mistaken (but I'm not sure), this howitzer can be towed in two ways: in one piece (first photo) and in two pieces - barrel and carriage separate (second photo).

The 3rd photo: Cover the Romanian book about artillery and part of the page of this book with pictures of Romanian Skoda howitzers. Maybe someone has this book (Romanian member of AHF ?)and posted some interesting informations about Skoda howitzers and cannons in which the Romanian Army was equipped.

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Re: Skoda artillery in late 1930s

Postby Sturm78 on 12 Jun 2012 19:58

Thank you very much for your images of the 15cm Skoda M1934 howitzer, Stan.

I think this howitzer was also used by Iranian Army. Any image??

Turkey: 15cm Skoda K1
Yugoslavia and Romania: 15cm Skoda K2
Iran: ??

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Re: Skoda artillery in late 1930s

Postby Pavel Novak on 13 Jun 2012 08:06

Iran - K1 --- some sources say subvariant "K1 Beta"
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Yugoslavian 80mm M.28 Field Gun (7.65mm EF vz.28) ?

Postby dimi_labada on 16 Jun 2012 19:29

Civico Museo di guerra per la pace "Diego de Henriquez", Trieste

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Re: Skoda artillery in late 1930s

Postby ltcolonel on 16 Jun 2012 23:20

Yugoslavian 8 cm M28 field gun
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Re: Skoda artillery in late 1930s

Postby Sturm78 on 06 Dec 2012 11:05

Hi all,

Can somebody identify the model of this Skoda gun?

First I thought 10cm Vz.30 howitzer (same wheels and box trail) but the shield not match. :?

Image from Ebay
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Re: Skoda artillery in late 1930s

Postby Manuferey on 07 Dec 2012 00:07

Sturm78,

What about a 15 cm sFH402(j) (ex-149 mm M33) in travelling mode? :idea:

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Re: Skoda artillery in late 1930s

Postby Sturm78 on 07 Dec 2012 09:52

Emmanuel wrote
What about a 15 cm sFH402(j) (ex-149 mm M33) in travelling mode?


I think you are right. Not box trail but split trails closed

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Re: Skoda artillery in late 1930s

Postby ltcolonel on 09 Dec 2012 14:47

Yugoslavia in December 1935th ordered 48 motorized howitzer 15 cm M 36. The howitzers were delivered during the 1936th and 1937. Mark M 33 is not correct.
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Re: Skoda artillery in late 1930s

Postby Manuferey on 09 Dec 2012 15:29

Thank you for the correction, ltcolonel. 15 cm sFH402(j) = 15 cm M.36 indeed.

If I'm not mistaken, the 15 cm M36 was a Skoda K2 version, a modernized version of the M33, a Skoda K1 version.

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Re: Skoda artillery in late 1930s

Postby ltcolonel on 09 Dec 2012 16:39

You're right.
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Re: Skoda artillery in late 1930s

Postby SASH155 on 11 Mar 2013 06:07

Clive Mortimore wrote:The limber and horses harnesses look very similar to the ones in the photos in "Artileria Romana in date si imagini " by Col Adrian Stroea and Lt Col Gheorghe Bajenaru. So I think they are Romanian.


I agree, and if you look closely, one of the troopers has a Mannlicher-Berthier mle. 1892/16 carbine slung on his back, Romanians had received a good number of these from France post World War 1 (as did the Yugoslavs btw). At this point Yugoslavs would more likely have vz. 24 Mausers. The barrels look too short to be the field gun I think, could they be the 100mm FH... or not? :? I guess the barrel of the Romanian 76.5mm M-1928 Skoda field gun was significantly shorter than that of either the Czech vz. 30 8cm FG or the Yugoslav M.28 or the Iranian version of this weapon (see the photos earlier in the thread with the crew men in training).
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Re: Skoda artillery in late 1930s

Postby Sturm78 on 08 May 2013 10:57

Hi all,

I found this image on EBay: 15cm Skoda K2 howitzers. I am not sure if in Yugoslavian or Romanian Army service

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Re: Skoda artillery in late 1930s

Postby SASH155 on 09 May 2013 02:39

I would wager that this photo is of captured 149mm Jug M.36 (K-2) FH's during the 1941 invasion, note German soldier.
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Re: Skoda artillery in late 1930s

Postby schwarzermai on 09 May 2013 08:51

SASH155 wrote:I would wager that this photo is of captured 149mm Jug M.36 (K-2) FH's during the 1941 invasion, note German soldier.



photo is from april 1941 and named "Beutegeschütze" - captured guns -

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