Belgian artillery in 1940

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Re: Belgian artillery in 1940

Post by ain92 » 15 Mar 2014 16:10

Sturm78 wrote:Hi all,

75mm TR M1905 Krupp belgian gun ??

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Not TR but TRA — note the folding trail (post-WWI modification).
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Re: Belgian artillery in 1940

Post by Manuferey » 15 Mar 2014 21:44

Good eyes ! Thank you, Ilya.

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Re: Belgian artillery in 1940

Post by daveh » 23 Mar 2014 10:12

A restored 75mm TRA showing the articulated trail.
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This inter war modification was introduced to improve the guns elevation and hence its range.
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Re: Belgian artillery in 1940

Post by Sturm78 » 09 Aug 2014 22:08

Hi all,

I am not sure about these images: 105mm GP belgian howitzer ??

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Re: Belgian artillery in 1940

Post by Sturm78 » 17 Sep 2014 22:30

Hi all,

An 75mm M1905 TR belgian gun:

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Re: Belgian artillery in 1940

Post by Manuferey » 18 Sep 2014 02:30

Sturm78 wrote:Hi all,

I am not sure about these images: 105mm GP belgian howitzer ??

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Yes, I think so based on the continuous contact between the barrel and the piece underneath on the first picture and on the protruding piece at the end of part below the barrel in the second picture.

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Re: Belgian artillery in 1940

Post by Sturm78 » 18 Sep 2014 22:19

Thank you for your answer, Emmanuel

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Re: Belgian artillery in 1940

Post by Sturm78 » 05 May 2015 11:29

Hi all,

105mm GP Belgian howitzers:

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Re: Belgian artillery in 1940

Post by Sturm78 » 13 May 2019 23:12

Hi all,

According to Ebay photo caption, Belgian howitzer but....I am not sure that the Belgians used the british 152mm 6in 26cwt howitzer....

Any idea ?

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Re: Belgian artillery in 1940

Post by peeved » 14 May 2019 12:09

The man on the right appears to wear jackboots; IMO could be e.g. Russian/early Soviet or Baltic States.

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Re: Belgian artillery in 1940

Post by daveh » 14 May 2019 16:48

According to R Lothaire i L'artillerie lourde de campagne belge p.144 the BL 6 inch 26cwt was used by the Belgians in May 1940 as the L'Obusier de 6 pouces.
Batteries 13, 14 and 15 of V Groupe of IV RAA and batteries 16, 17 and 18 of VI Groupe of IV RAA were equipped with 4 Ob. 6" Hippo per battery

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Re: Belgian artillery in 1940

Post by Sturm78 » 14 May 2019 19:59

Ummhhh...I have never seen this type of camouflage in Belgian artillery so I think perhaps Markus is right....perhaps Lithuanian ?? :idea:

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