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Re: Id. british gun

Post by ROLAND1369 » 13 Dec 2017 15:18

I have seen other pictures in this series identified as FORT CONNAUGHT at Singapore.

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Re: Id. british gun

Post by Sturm78 » 13 Dec 2017 22:17

ROLAND1369 wrote
You are correct. If this gun is at Singapore, and the camouflage and construction of emplacement are consistent with this, then this is a 9.2 inch Mark X gun on a Mark VII mount, 35 degree elevation.
Thank you for your help, ROLAND1369... :wink:

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Re: Id. british gun

Post by ROLAND1369 » 14 Dec 2017 03:08

Always glad to provide any help that I can. I enjoy the pictures you post. As to the old Sound Locator picture I have read a lot of sources but have never seen a nomenclature for the one you posted. I suspect it was an experimental which was one of and never named.

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Re: Id. british gun

Post by Sturm78 » 15 Dec 2017 15:42

Hi all,

3in British mortar but Is this image taken during WW2 or postwar ??

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Re: Id. british gun

Post by Clive Mortimore » 17 Dec 2017 00:39

Sturm78 wrote:Hi all,

3in British mortar but Is this image taken during WW2 or postwar ??

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Hi Sturm

I think it is war time, the steel helmet carried by the man loading the bomb is a Mk1 or Mk11. Post war infantry units would have Mk3 or Mk4 helmets, even the TA. It is a posed photo of a unit in training.
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Re: Id. british gun

Post by Sturm78 » 17 Dec 2017 16:00

Clive wrote
I think it is war time, the steel helmet carried by the man loading the bomb is a Mk1 or Mk11. Post war infantry units would have Mk3 or Mk4 helmets, even the TA. It is a posed photo of a unit in training.
Thank you very much for your help, Clive.

Here, another question about the 3in British mortar: In this image I can see some differences in the bipod, respect to the mortar of earlier image.
According to internet sources there was only a version of this mortar; Mk.II

Perhaps a different manufacturer or small changes introduced throughout the production but that do not justify a new Mark denomination...?? :?

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Re: Id. british gun

Post by Clive Mortimore » 18 Dec 2017 00:17

Sturm78 wrote:
Clive wrote
I think it is war time, the steel helmet carried by the man loading the bomb is a Mk1 or Mk11. Post war infantry units would have Mk3 or Mk4 helmets, even the TA. It is a posed photo of a unit in training.
Thank you very much for your help, Clive.

Here, another question about the 3in British mortar: In this image I can see some differences in the bipod, respect to the mortar of earlier image.
According to internet sources there was only a version of this mortar; Mk.II

Perhaps a different manufacturer or small changes introduced throughout the production but that do not justify a new Mark denomination...?? :?

image from IWM
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Hi Sturm

I think you are correct, sometimes there are changes in production and no change in Mark, may be because both old and new items are interchangeable other times it is extremely hard to spot what the difference is between marks. I suppose that is half the fun of trying to work out what we see in photos.
Clive

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Re: Id. british gun

Post by Sturm78 » 19 Dec 2017 21:02

Clive wrote
I think you are correct, sometimes there are changes in production and no change in Mark, may be because both old and new items are interchangeable other times it is extremely hard to spot what the difference is between marks. I suppose that is half the fun of trying to work out what we see in photos.
Thanks for your answer, Clive

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Re: Id. british gun

Post by Sturm78 » 23 Dec 2017 19:54

Hi all,

I need help with this image. Can somebody identify the gun ?
According to photo caption onboard HMS Martin in 1917. I can not find any information about any warships with that name in WWI

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Re: Id. british gun

Post by Hoist40 » 23 Dec 2017 21:55

HMS Martin was a Acorn Class destroyer laid down in 1909 and scrapped in 1920

http://www.dreadnoughtproject.org/tfs/i ... yer_(1910)

According to the above link this was a "4-in B.L. Mark VIII on P. III mountings with 120 rounds per gun"

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Re: Id. british gun

Post by Sturm78 » 30 Dec 2017 17:27

Hoist40 wrote
HMS Martin was a Acorn Class destroyer laid down in 1909 and scrapped in 1920

http://www.dreadnoughtproject.org/tfs/i ... oyer_(1910)

According to the above link this was a "4-in B.L. Mark VIII on P. III mountings with 120 rounds per gun"
Thanks a lot for your help, Hoist40... :wink:

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Re: Id. british gun

Post by Sturm78 » 21 Jan 2018 10:20

Hi all,

Can anyone identify this naval gun ? I think an 102mm 4in Mk. ??? captured on a british merchant ship

Image from Ebay
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Re: Id. british gun

Post by Sturm78 » 17 Feb 2018 16:48

Nobody ??

Well, here another image from Ebay. Are these disassembled 94mm 3.7in British howitzers ??

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Re: Id. british gun

Post by Sturm78 » 14 Mar 2018 21:18

Hi all,

A new question. I hope to have more lucky with this one...

12in or 9.2in howitzer ?? :?

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Re: Id. british gun

Post by ROLAND1369 » 16 Mar 2018 03:12

Re Sturm78 » 21 Jan 2018 10:20 The picture is a 4 inch CP mark IX. Her is a similar weapon being mounted on a ship.
Note both the recoil system and the unusual positioning of the traversing wheel on the right side of the pedestal.
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