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I need help for Id. heavy gun

Post by Sturm78 » 12 Nov 2008 20:36

Hi all,

Can anyone identify this heavy howitzer?. I think that It has german origin, but....




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Re: I need help for Id. heavy gun

Post by pablo287 » 18 Nov 2008 22:27

That looks like a 30.5 cm Haubitze L/17 i.R. A bit hard to tell, but I think that's right.

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Post by Sturm78 » 27 Dec 2008 12:10

Hi all,

Here I put another image to see if anyone can identify the weapon that appears.

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Post by Sturm78 » 22 Jan 2009 13:49

Nobody can help me? :cry:

I put another picture of a heavy gun. Can anyone help me identify it?
Image from Ebay.

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Post by vesubius » 25 Jan 2009 02:24

Here goes some help respecting to the 1st and 3rd photographs, in an spanish guns magazine the fisrt gun is identified like the german 420-12 mm mörser Dicke Bertha of 1914, the last gun is a russian naval gun 254-50 mm md 1895 used habitualy as coastal gun and captured for the german army

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Re: I need help for Id. heavy gun

Post by Sturm78 » 26 Jan 2009 20:27

Thank you very much for your information, Vesubius.
Regarding the first picture, definitely does not show the 42cm Dicke Bertha.

Has someone information about the coastal howitzer of the second photo?

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Post by Sturm78 » 03 Feb 2009 12:28

Hi all,

Anybody can identify the huge trailer towed by the locomotive? I guess it's some sort of heavy artillery carriage of French origin.

Image from Ebay.de

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Re: I need help for Id. heavy gun

Post by 28juni14 » 04 Feb 2009 18:01

Regarding your first posted pic; Paul is correct,... this is a30,5cm Haubitze L/17 i.R. A Krupp product, It entered service late '14, early '15.

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Re: I need help for Id. heavy gun

Post by Sturm78 » 13 Feb 2009 17:41

Nobody?? It is a pity :cry:

Let's see if someone is encouraged with this new piece of coastal heavy artillery, unknown to me. French origin.
Image from Ebay

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Post by Manuferey » 26 Feb 2009 23:11

It is a French 270 mm coastal mortar Mle 1887.

Here are some other pictures of it:
http://www.fortiff.be/iff/index.php?p=3155

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Post by Sturm78 » 24 Apr 2009 16:18

Hi all,

I found these photos on Ebay. According to the caption they would be old Russian heavy coastal guns in Sevastopol.
Can anyone identify the models?

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Post by Sturm78 » 19 May 2009 11:23

Hi all,

Nobody?? :(

Well, I found this others images on Ebay of german coastal guns in Belgium coast taken during WW1. Can anyone help me to identify the exact model of the guns?

First photo: 28cm gun of Batterie Tirpitz : 28cm ??? model
Second and third photos: 15cm guns of Batterie Beseler: 15cm SK L40 or 15cm SK L45 ?

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Post by Sturm78 » 25 May 2009 21:13

Hi all,

I found this picture on Ebay. The photo shows a German heavy coastal gun. Can anyone identify the exact model?
I guess it's a 28cm of naval origin but.... :?

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Post by Manuferey » 26 May 2009 16:01

Sturm,

This is also Bundesarchiv picture Nr. 183-R36225 dated 1915/1916. The caption is : Türkei, Dardanellen, Schweres Geschütz 1. Weltkrieg. Ein auf den Dardanellen eingebautes schweres Geschütz, das von dem deutschen Panzerkreuzer "Roon" stammt."

According to http://de.wikipedia.org/wiki/SMS_Roon, the main armament of the armored cruiser "Roon" was :
- 21 cm L/40: 4 in 2 Doppeltürmen
- 15 cm L/40: 10 Kanonen
- 8,8 cm L/30: 14 schnellladend

So the picture would be of a 21 cm SK L/40 gun.

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Post by Sturm78 » 26 May 2009 21:18

Thank you for your information, Manuferey,

According to http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/SMS_Roon, SMS Roon was disarmed in November 1916. Therefore, if the gun of my photo comes from the SMS Roon the photo has to be after that date. Anyway the gun in my photo seems of higher caliber, but it is possible that the angle of the photo is misleading. :?

Do you know the name of this german coastal heavy battery and its exact location? Was operated by German or Turkish troops?

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