Swedish artillery

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Re: Swedish artillery

Post by ludvig » 12 Dec 2016 09:53

Hi Sturm78 ,
Intresting photo ,

21 cm fieldgun from Bofors , one prototype tested i 1946 , but too heavy 33 x tons !!
It had two engines on the two trail legs .
There is a photo and data on page 181 in Bofors 350 år by Stig A. Franson .

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Re: Swedish artillery

Post by Sturm78 » 16 Dec 2016 16:21

ludvig wrote
21 cm fieldgun from Bofors , one prototype tested i 1946 , but too heavy 33 x tons !!
It had two engines on the two trail legs .
There is a photo and data on page 181 in Bofors 350 år by Stig A. Franson
Thanks a lot for your answer, ludvig. So, being only a protype gun, I suppose that the weapon did not get a M19xx model name...

Could you posted the main performance data here, ludvig ??
Maximum range, muzzle velocity, ....

Do you know if this gun was towed in only one load or disassembled in various loads ?

Any additional image will be wellcome

It is curious that the Swedish developed this gun, having bought in 1944 the model 21cm Skoda K39-41... :?

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Re: Swedish artillery

Post by ludvig » 18 Dec 2016 12:28

Hello Sturm78 ,
Sorry late answer
These 15,3 cm and 21 cm naval barreles were given new carriages and box shields and
mounted i open pits . But very soon they recceived a camouflage umbrella . But after 1945
these guns got a thin armour plates for " napalmskydd " ( skydd = protected ) . So there
a few photos of only the box - shields . Here is som info battery Hultungs at Gotland
island in Baltic Sea :

http://www.tjelvar.se/ka3/vapen/3-3.htm

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Re: Swedish artillery

Post by ludvig » 18 Dec 2016 12:42

Hello Sturm78 ,
here is a link to the 15,2 cm Battery Bungenäs at Gotland :

http://www.tjelvar.se/ka3/vapen/3-34-1.htm

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Re: Swedish artillery

Post by ludvig » 18 Dec 2016 12:52

Hello Sturm78 ,
Here is an link to the 21 cm M/98 battery at Söderarm outside Stockholm :

http://www.bunkertours.se/e107_plugins/ ... php?pid=72

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Re: Swedish artillery

Post by ludvig » 18 Dec 2016 12:58

Hello78,
Here is current photo of 15 cm M/98 gun at battery Korsö east of Stockholm :

http://kustartilleriet.gearhead.se/img/ ... 5298KO.gif

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Re: Swedish artillery

Post by ludvig » 18 Dec 2016 16:55

Hello Sturm78 ,
In post from 18.12.2016 J mentioned that 21 cm M/98 was placed at battery Söderam
but the correct battery is Hamnskär . The 3 x guns at Hamnskär were replaced from Svea
, Manligheten and one test gun from Bofors .

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Re: Swedish artillery

Post by Sturm78 » 20 Dec 2016 20:40

Thanks for your info, ludvig

I found on the web this other image (although of very poor quality :( ) of the 21cm Bofors gun of 1946.

Any additional info/image of this gun will be welcome...

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Re: Swedish artillery

Post by Sturm78 » 07 Jan 2017 21:55

Hi all,

Another two images from Ebay:

Image 1: 20mm Bofos M1940. Postwar image, I think
Image 2: I think 7.5cm Bofors M1937

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Re: Swedish artillery

Post by Sturm78 » 26 Jan 2017 20:14

Hi all,

An image from Ebay: 10.5cm Bofors M40 howitzer

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Re: Swedish artillery

Post by Sturm78 » 05 Feb 2017 11:02

Hi all,

Krupp 7.5cm m/02 (I think)

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Re: Swedish artillery

Post by Sturm78 » 16 Mar 2017 21:56

Hi all,

An image from Ebay: 10.5cm Bofors M40 Haubits and 75mm Krupp 7.5cm M02 Kanon, I think

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Re: Swedish artillery

Post by Sturm78 » 21 Apr 2017 15:06

Hi all,

I am not sure: 10.5cm Bofors M27 guns ??

Image from Swedish digitalt museum webpage
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Re: Swedish artillery

Post by ludvig » 24 Apr 2017 11:44

Hello Sturm78 ,
The guns are 10,5 cm M/27-34 . The four 10,5 cm M/27 were modfied with new wheels
,front shield , muzzle brake and rebored gun barrels to take shells from the 10,5 cm
M/34 gun . Very rare to see photos of the orginal M/27 .

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Re: Swedish artillery

Post by Sturm78 » 24 Apr 2017 19:31

ludvig wrote
The guns are 10,5 cm M/27-34 . The four 10,5 cm M/27 were modfied with new wheels
,front shield , muzzle brake and rebored gun barrels to take shells from the 10,5 cm
M/34 gun . Very rare to see photos of the orginal M/27 .
Thanks you very much for your help, one more time, ludvig

On the other hand, I have problems to identify the exact model of this Bofors AA gun. Any idea ?? First I thought an 76.2mm M/27 gun but this gun seems to have two recoil cylinders atop the barrel.... :?

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