Swedish artillery

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Re: Swedish artillery

Post by Sturm78 » 08 Dec 2019 18:24

Hi all,

Does anyone know if the the 12cm Grk m/41 mortar was licence-built in Sweden or only imported from Finland (Tampella) ??
I found these images on the net:

Image 1: The original Tampella design with wheels pattern of Finnish-origin, seat and trailer hitch attached to muzzle barrel.
Image 2: Different wheel pattern, without seat and totally different trailer hitch ....

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Re: Swedish artillery

Post by veeteetee » 10 Dec 2019 18:34

Acc. to this Swedish study www.diva-portal.org/smash/get/diva2:633 ... TEXT01.pdf they bought a manufacturing license from Tampella and Swedish companies Motala, HVA and Electrolux produced additional guns.

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Re: Swedish artillery

Post by Sturm78 » 11 Dec 2019 23:18

Thans, again, veeteetee

Does anyone have any idea about this mortar ?
According to photo caption manufactured by Motala company.....but I think the wheels seems of french design... :?

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Re: Swedish artillery

Post by veeteetee » 12 Dec 2019 19:30

At least the base plate is of the less-than-optimal (ref. STRIX firing requiring a number of bedding shots) Brandt type used in later versions of m/41.

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Re: Swedish artillery

Post by Sturm78 » 12 Dec 2019 21:47

Ummmhhhh...I think that the base plate seems very similar to of this other mortar.
I think this one is a 120mm m/41 (Tampella) but with a new base plate and a new trailer...

I don´t know if this one went into production or remained only as a prototype of Motala company.

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Re: Swedish artillery

Post by Sturm78 » 22 Dec 2019 18:49

veeteetee wrote here viewtopic.php?f=12&p=2240703#p2240703
Motala Industrimuseum also has this picture http://www.motala-industrimuseum.com/pi ... o-2203.jpg

It´s named "12 cm. granatkastare m/41", which it for sure isn´t, but looks more like a Russian model 38.

MV seems to have experimented with various trailer constructions for 120 mm model 41 mortars and have used the Russian model as starting point, see http://www.motala-industrimuseum.com/pi ... o-2201.jpg
Thanks, veeteetee. I suppose that the Soviet 120mm PM-38 would arrive from Russia via Finland...
I see more logical that in the different designs of trailers for the mortar of 12cm m / 41 Motala started from Tampella's own design .. :?

Here. another two designs of trailers for the 12cm granatkastare m/41.
I wonder if any of these trailer designs came to be introduced in the Swedish Army or were they just prototypes?

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Re: Swedish artillery

Post by Sturm78 » 20 Apr 2020 21:53

Hi all,

Is this a 7.5cm Bofors M37 gun ? I can see some differncies respect the standard model
Prototype perhaps ?

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