Amoy's forts

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Amoy's forts

Post by Peter H » 12 Nov 2009 09:34

Seeking information on Amoy's extensive system of coastal forts.

The Japanese Navy had to bombard them in 1938?

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Re: Amoy's forts

Post by YC Chen » 13 Nov 2009 03:37

I have a number of Chinese articles of this subject. Many historians have done some reserch in this field.
These guns on the photos are most probably Armstrong ones. Amoy's forts also have some Krupp guns.
Amoy's forts is now a famous tourist attraction:)
Here's a good article on the surviving Krupp L40 28cm gun(it is said that this is the only one in the world now) which has been restored:
http://www.lsqn.cn/teach/LUNWEN/200703/106052_2.html

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Re: Amoy's forts

Post by Peter H » 13 Nov 2009 06:41

Thanks,much appreciated.

/Peter

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Re: Amoy's forts

Post by forttravel » 21 Dec 2010 21:21

May I refresh that topic? What about location of these Armstrong guns? There is a discrepancy on web pages. Should it be Baishi or Panshih fort. Also Hulisan has base post for arc's barbette.

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Re: Amoy's forts

Post by YC Chen » 22 Dec 2010 17:04

I remember seeing some materials about the types of guns used in Amoy's forts. Maybe can find some this weekend.

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Re: Amoy's forts

Post by forttravel » 23 Dec 2010 17:36

Beside of 28cm Krupp's and 8inch Armstrong's in Xiamen I know from Hulishan also following guns:
1. middle caliber base post for VPL, which is rebuild by add ramp for field gun (on left)
http://img213.imageshack.us/i/seitenx.jpg/
That picture is downloaded from official Hulishan web page http://www.hlspt.cn/
2. small caliber MPL gun, but I am not sure it is in oryginal position
http://img254.imageshack.us/i/1034647.jpg/

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Re: Amoy's forts

Post by forttravel » 29 Jan 2011 14:58

Attention,
I changed my pictures as following:
Ad1. here is my own picture, better as previous for VPL barbette:
http://img502.imageshack.us/i/sam0246m.jpg/
Ad2. I canceled it because this is not a real gun but fake/fiction copy.

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Re: Amoy's forts

Post by forttravel » 11 Jun 2012 20:13

Hi, is it enybody from Japan able to find a military magazine from this link:
http://www.tradeask.com/article/20101202/512459.html ???
One issue of them is about Xiamen: (Battle of emperor of weekly of Japanese morning sun 2 anniversary date, temporarily supplement " sustain that emergency illustrated magazine or newspaper " thirtieth one collect cover: The Japanese army soldier of alert of fort of Xiamen huge rock.)

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Re: Amoy's forts

Post by forttravel » 24 Nov 2014 19:03

One more old picture from 1949, fort Hulishan casemate, note weapon - tommy gun.
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Re: Amoy's forts

Post by YC Chen » 25 Nov 2014 08:08

Wow, extremely interesting! What's the source?

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Re: Amoy's forts

Post by forttravel » 10 Dec 2014 09:14

I am very glad to inform all German language readers that my article about coast fortifications in Xiamen is ready in 2014 yearly issue of Interfest Magazine: http://www.interfest.de/index.php?optio ... Itemid=527
This is also with help from YC Chen, host of this forum section.
Hope you will not understand this info like a spam.

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Re: Amoy's forts

Post by forttravel » 16 Mar 2016 20:08

Thanks to feedbacks from readers too updated version of Xiamen fortifications article is placed in February issue of CDJ:
http://cdsg.org/old/content1.htm
New picture from Panshi fort/battery with both Krupp guns visible.
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Re: Amoy's forts

Post by YC Chen » 04 Apr 2016 17:42

forttravel wrote:Thanks to feedbacks from readers too updated version of Xiamen fortifications article is placed in February issue of CDJ:
http://cdsg.org/old/content1.htm
New picture from Panshi fort/battery with both Krupp guns visible.
Happy to see your article published again.

This photo was actually provided by me :wink: It shows a Communist soldier playing with Krupp guns after entering the city of Xiamen in 1949 - I bet it was the first time in his life that he saw such large artillery pieces :lol:

Also it proves that these guns were not scrapped by the Japanese - they were most probably scrapped in 1957-58, just like one of the two 28cm guns on Hulishan.

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Re: Amoy's forts

Post by forttravel » 04 Apr 2016 19:31

YC Chen wrote: Happy to see your article published again. This photo was actually provided by me.
Yes YC Chen, I made a note about source of this picture in article caption, please take again my acknowledgement for help by translation and your remarks.

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Re: Amoy's forts

Post by forttravel » 24 May 2016 18:50

Two new pictures, one more view of main gun 28 cm Krupp before 1937 (open emplacement) and auxhillary gun 15 cm Krupp on ship/board carriage? And one more with fake gun.
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