Need ID Chinese artillery

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Re: Need ID Chinese artillery

Post by Yang » 28 Apr 2023 15:02

nuyt wrote:
28 Apr 2023 14:49
Thanks! Good info, anything on when built, where and by whom? Markings in the breech block?
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Also manufactured in Shanxi, possibly completed in 1935, with a total of two samples, but one has been lost and only one remains.

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Re: Need ID Chinese artillery

Post by nuyt » 28 Apr 2023 15:09

Thanks!
So built at the same place as the 88m and 10,5 mountain howitzer?

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Re: Need ID Chinese artillery

Post by Yang » 28 Apr 2023 15:18

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28 Apr 2023 15:00
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12 Apr 2023 04:25
Or 150 mm howitzer, no name, only produced two samples.The only remaining one is preserved in the Arms Museum of Nanjing University of Science and Technology.
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The specs you give are better than the original sfH 13 by Krupp when it comes to elevation and range. Nevertheless, the Nanjing howitzer appears to still have the box trail carriage and, judging by the barrel, it was likely based on the sFH13 lang or L17 sub type. Better range may have been due to higher fixing point of the weapon on the barrel? Or better ammo? Or a combination?
Good question.On the shell, 44kg should be derived from SFH13, and 36kg should be Yan Xishan's special preference for Japanese shells, which were modified from Japanese shells.The problem is the Muzzle velocity of 436 m/s.I think this data may be a bit too high. Schneider M1917,a bullet weight of 45kg and a Muzzle velocity of around 450m/s.It is slightly larger than this 150mm howitzer in range, but its weight is far more than.So I think there may be some changes on the gun rack, but the specific situation is not very clear.

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Re: Need ID Chinese artillery

Post by Yang » 28 Apr 2023 15:20

nuyt wrote:
28 Apr 2023 15:09
Thanks!
So built at the same place as the 88m and 10,5 mountain howitzer?
Yes.In fact, this is the only place in northern China that can produce large caliber artillery after 1931

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Re: Need ID Chinese artillery

Post by nuyt » 28 Apr 2023 15:20

Very interesting!

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