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Re: Help to Id. US artillery

Post by ROLAND1369 » 04 Jun 2020 00:31

I have been to all three. went there in 1970 when stationed at Ft Lewis. Was puzzled about the shrapnel scars on the 10 in dcs at Ft Casey till I got their story.

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Re: Help to Id. US artillery

Post by ROLAND1369 » 07 Jun 2020 14:44

Here is a pic from approximately the same angle taken in Oct 2000.
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Re: Help to Id. US artillery

Post by Sturm78 » 09 Jun 2020 20:46

Hi all,

Any idea about my image posted on 14 march 2020 (Post 870) ?
127mm 5in Mk.12 ?

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Re: Help to Id. US artillery

Post by ROLAND1369 » 10 Jun 2020 01:18

Re: 14 march 2020 Post . If your question is the gun nomenclature it is definitely a Mark 12 or 12 mod 1 as these were the models used. It is on a mount that is probably a single shielded or single turret mount. I base this on the small curved shield visible above the gun barrel. The shield or gun house are yet to be attached. I have no idea on the mark number of the mount as there are about 15 possibility. As always with gun mounts there is a Mark Number for the gun and a separate Mark number for the mount. Truth be known there is a mark number for all sub components such as power operation, recoil system, fuze setter, sights, etc.

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Re: Help to Id. US artillery

Post by ROLAND1369 » 10 Jun 2020 02:09

Re the Armament of Battery Church I was mistaken. The gun per the RCW were 10 inch M1895 guns.

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Re: Help to Id. US artillery

Post by Sturm78 » 10 Jun 2020 15:02

ROLAND1369 wrote
If your question is the gun nomenclature it is definitely a Mark 12 or 12 mod 1 as these were the models used. It is on a mount that is probably a single shielded or single turret mount. I base this on the small curved shield visible above the gun barrel. The shield or gun house are yet to be attached. I have no idea on the mark number of the mount as there are about 15 possibility. As always with gun mounts there is a Mark Number for the gun and a separate Mark number for the mount. Truth be known there is a mark number for all sub components such as power operation, recoil system, fuze setter, sights, etc.
Thanks, ROLAND1369. I only meant the gun itself, not the mount...

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Re: Help to Id. US artillery

Post by Sturm78 » 25 Aug 2020 21:11

Hi all,

are these 81mm mortar shells, ww2-era ammunition ?

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Re: Help to Id. US artillery

Post by LineDoggie » 26 Aug 2020 00:03

WW2
right to left
M56 Heavy HE
M45 Light HE
M57 Smoke, either WP or FS

the German Walther P.38 also dates the image
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Re: Help to Id. US artillery

Post by Sturm78 » 30 Aug 2020 13:34

Thank you LineDoggie

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Re: Help to Id. US artillery

Post by Sturm78 » 09 Oct 2020 21:55

Hi all,

Does somebody have any information about this vehicle ?
The gun seems a 75mm M1 Pack howitzer...

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Re: Help to Id. US artillery

Post by Richard Anderson » 10 Oct 2020 01:42

Sturm78 wrote:
09 Oct 2020 21:55
Hi all,

Does somebody have any information about this vehicle ?
The gun seems a 75mm M1 Pack howitzer...

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It was an experimental SP built at Rock Island Arsenal with the 75mm Howitzer M1A1 on the chassis of the Cunningham-built Light Tank - T1E6 IIRC.
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Re: Help to Id. US artillery

Post by Sturm78 » 10 Oct 2020 13:06

Richard Anderson wrote
It was an experimental SP built at Rock Island Arsenal with the 75mm Howitzer M1A1 on the chassis of the Cunningham-built Light Tank - T1E6 IIRC.
Thank you very much for you answer, Richard.
I have search for information about the Cunningham Light Tank T1 and I don´t think it is the T1E6 version but a earlier version...
See https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/T1_Light_Tank

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Re: Help to Id. US artillery

Post by Richard Anderson » 10 Oct 2020 16:55

Sturm78 wrote:
10 Oct 2020 13:06
Richard Anderson wrote
It was an experimental SP built at Rock Island Arsenal with the 75mm Howitzer M1A1 on the chassis of the Cunningham-built Light Tank - T1E6 IIRC.
Thank you very much for you answer, Richard.
I have search for information about the Cunningham Light Tank T1 and I don´t think it is the T1E6 version but a earlier version...
See https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/T1_Light_Tank

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Yes, you're right, I should have looked. I believe it was built on one of the two T1E1 completed as cargo carriers.
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Re: Help to Id. US artillery

Post by EPOCH3 » 11 Oct 2020 22:03

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