Help to Id. US artillery

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Re: Help to Id. US artillery

Post by ROLAND1369 » 05 Jul 2019 23:43

From the varying shades of the blue uniforms on the first and the dirt smudge on the uniform of the soldier in front on the second as well as the correct colors of the guns I would say that these are original color photos.

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Re: Help to Id. US artillery

Post by Sturm78 » 08 Jul 2019 13:48

Thanks, ROLAND1369... :wink:

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Re: Help to Id. US artillery

Post by Sturm78 » 01 Aug 2019 20:47

Hi all,

Can somebody identify this coastal gun?
According to Ebay photo caption, Hampton Roads, Virginia

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Re: Help to Id. US artillery

Post by ROLAND1369 » 03 Aug 2019 04:16

Easy one. this is a 12 Inch M1900 gun on a Carriage Disappearing LF M1901. If this is Hampton Roads, this is Battery Parrott,, Fort Monroe, Harbor Defenses of the Chesapeake Bay. If so this picture had to have been taken prior to 1943 as these guns were scrapped and replaced by 90 MM guns on M3 AMTB mounts at that time. The shape of the stairs on the left of the emplacement would tend to confirm the location as I have been on this location several times.

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Re: Help to Id. US artillery

Post by ROLAND1369 » 05 Aug 2019 05:12

If I am correct on the location the first is what it looked like this year, The second picture is what the second emplacement looks like with the gun.
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Re: Help to Id. US artillery

Post by Sturm78 » 20 Aug 2019 10:37

Thank you very much for your help, ROLAND1369 ... :wink:

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Re: Help to Id. US artillery

Post by Sturm78 » 31 Jan 2020 14:30

Hi all,

203mm 8in shell ??

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Re: Help to Id. US artillery

Post by Carl Schwamberger » 31 Jan 2020 18:30

Might be a 175mm round. I'd have to check to be certain.

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Re: Help to Id. US artillery

Post by ROLAND1369 » 04 Feb 2020 19:01

It is not a 175 MM. The 175 has a tapered base not a straight one. This was a tough one. From the configuration of the gearing which opens the breech block This is an ex navy 8 inch MK VII Mod 2 as mounted on either a M1 Barbette or an M1 railway mount. Both were used during WW II by the us Coast artillery. Due to the total lack of markings and dark color I would guess that the projectile is a Cast Iron Practice projectile.
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Re: Help to Id. US artillery

Post by Sturm78 » 04 Feb 2020 22:33

Thanks a lot, ROLAND1369 .... :wink:

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Re: Help to Id. US artillery

Post by Sturm78 » 04 Feb 2020 23:35

Hi all,

Any idea about these heavy coastal gun shells ?

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Re: Help to Id. US artillery

Post by ROLAND1369 » 06 Feb 2020 02:06

I would say from the shape and the carts they are on these are 12 inch projectiles. Once again from the lack of military markings they are CI practice projectiles.

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Re: Help to Id. US artillery

Post by ROLAND1369 » 06 Feb 2020 16:15

As additional info, from what can be seen of the emplacement, this is one of the 12 inch disappearing guns.

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Re: Help to Id. US artillery

Post by Sturm78 » 14 Feb 2020 18:32

Thanks for your answers, ROLAND1369..

Here, a very rare image of an 240mm M1918 barrel trailer....

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Re: Help to Id. US artillery

Post by Sturm78 » 14 Mar 2020 13:14

Hi all,

Can somebody identify this gun ? 5in Mk.12 L38 naval gun ?? :?

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