Id french AA guns

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Re: Id french AA guns

Postby Manuferey » 04 Jun 2017 18:55

With all due respect to Alain Chazette, I'll go with Guy François's designation: 90mm modèle 1932/C 1932 sur affût M.C.A modèle 1932.

The gun indeed had a lateral shield.

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Re: Id french AA guns

Postby Sturm78 » 16 Jun 2017 21:02

Hi all,

Not exactly a gun but.... :roll: Can somebody identify this twin AA mount for Hotchkiss Mle 1914 machineguns ??
Any other image will be wellcome

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Re: Id french AA guns

Postby Manuferey » 24 Jun 2017 15:30

Sturm78,

Here is another picture but of much lesser quality (not a press photo like yours) posted on a French forum (ATF40):
http://atf40.forumculture.net/t2690-mit ... iss-en-dca

But no ID of the mounting is given.

MitrailleusesjumeleesHotckiss.jpg


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Re: Id french AA guns

Postby Sturm78 » 09 Oct 2017 21:33

Emmanuel wrote
From what I understand:

1) The 90 mm Mle 1926-30 (90 mm CCA Mle 26-30 sur affût Mle 31) is the 90 mm Mle 1926 naval gun mounted on a new fixed carriage. It looks similar to the 75 mm CA Mle 1924.

See a picture here:
http://www.museeducasque.com/HTMeng/MIC004eng.htm

or here:
http://forum.axishistory.com/viewtopic. ... 7#p1532907

2) The 90 mm Mle 1932 is the gun that Alain Chazette calls "90 mm CA Mle 26-30 sur affût remorque Mle 1932". You can see that the mounting including the recoil mechanism looks very different from the Mle 26-30 above. The tube itself looks different too. You posted pictures of the Mle 32 here :wink: :
viewtopic.php?f=70&t=111267&start=1710

It was identified by Guy François as "canon de 90 modèle 1932/C 1932 sur affût M.C.A modèle 1932 de 90".

3) The 90 mm Mle 1939 has big arms with pullies. It looks like a Mle 1932 with a lighter mobile carriage. See the thread about 9 cm Flak M39(f) here:
http://forum.axishistory.com/viewtopic.php?t=135505


Hi Emmanuel,

After carefully studying the photos I have of these guns, I believe (although I am not 100% sure) that the main difference between the Mle 1932 and the Mle 1939 is that the latter has a mount of only 3 arms while the Mle 1932 has a cruciform mount of 4 arms.
Probably the Mle 1932 has the lateral shield and wooden wheels while the Mle 1939 have pneumatic wheels and not shield

Sturm78


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