Greek Artillery 1941

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Re: Greek Artillery 1941

Post by Sturm78 » 07 May 2017 09:18

Hi Dili,

According to Ebay photocaption, Greek Navy gun...

I would say an 75mm-class gun....

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Re: Greek Artillery 1941

Post by ROLAND1369 » 07 May 2017 21:02

Despite some minor variences it appear to me to be an export version of the French Naval 75 MM AA gun M1922 on a ca mount M1922.

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Re: Greek Artillery 1941

Post by Dili » 08 May 2017 18:10

But there is no notice that Greece ever had that gun.

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Re: Greek Artillery 1941

Post by Sturm78 » 08 May 2017 20:16

ROLAND1369 wrote
Despite some minor variences it appear to me to be an export version of the French Naval 75 MM AA gun M1922 on a ca mount M1922.
Ummhhh...It is difficult to ensure... :?

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Re: Greek Artillery 1941

Post by Manuferey » 09 May 2017 01:44

The only export version of the French Naval 75 MM AA gun M1922 I've seen was used by Poland and it looks identical to the French version. :?

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Re: Greek Artillery 1941

Post by Dili » 09 May 2017 14:33

I think that ring around the tube is very atypical. I am now wondering if it isn't a 100/47 or 102/35 Italian. Since 100/47 appear more modern i think some sort of 4" 102mm

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Re: Greek Artillery 1941

Post by ROLAND1369 » 10 May 2017 14:42

I certainly agree that it does not match the 75 MM m1922 french aa gun but neither does it match any Italian weapon which I am familial also. I checked Austrian and Italian WWI weapons also. The closest I found was a WW I SCHNIEDER 76 mm 40 aa gun which had the peculiar step on the barrel but it had neither the ring nor a recoil system resembling the picture. The mount had no resemblance to that of the picture. The entire mounting less the barrell still resembles the M 1922 more closely.

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Re: Greek Artillery 1941

Post by ROLAND1369 » 10 May 2017 14:42

Should have said "SCHNIEDER Ansaldo" 76 MM.

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Re: Greek Artillery 1941

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Re: Greek Artillery 1941

Post by Dili » 12 May 2017 17:19

An user ΒΙΚΤΩΡ ΧΙΩΤΗΣ in Nautilia Forum had this comment:

"As far as I know the Hellenic Navy officers and p/o did not wear ties in the summer uniforms."

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Re: Greek Artillery 1941

Post by Idomeneas » 06 Jun 2017 20:17

Anyway, it is known that the Royal Hellenic Navy had acquired Vickers 76 mm guns, and 7 of them were used in the various fortifications during WW II.

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Re: Greek Artillery 1941

Post by Idomeneas » 30 Jun 2017 20:29

According to an expert in Greek military uniforms I asked, the picture definitely shows personnel of the Royal Hellenic Navy. The officers wear the typical summer white uniform, without the jacket, that was a combination with black ties.

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