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Post by BIGpanzer » 06 May 2006 22:51

Yes, correct! This is one of my favourite vehicles :)

Swiss Nahkampfkanone I (NK I) was developed and built as the single prototype in 1941 by Berna AG Olten. The used chassis was elongated LTH (Switzerland bought 24 Czech light tanks LTH in 1938-1939 as Panzerwagen 39 with Swiss 24mm Oerlikon M.38 and engines Saurer-Arbon CT1, 125 hp or Scania-Vabis 1664).
Specifications of NK I: 12.5 t; 5 men; 6.46x2.60x2.50 m; up to 40 mm armor; 1x105mm HB42; 55 km/h; 200 km range.

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Post by The Edge » 06 May 2006 23:40

Well, as usual, name this piece:

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Post by Brian Ross » 07 May 2006 00:48

I'm away from my references at the moment. However I know what it is but don't know the designation. Its a Skoda AA Gun. The muzzle-brake is a distinctive Skoda one used between the wars. Model 1932?

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Post by The Edge » 07 May 2006 12:06

Good enough! :)

Picture shows one of Yugoslav Skoda AA guns, calibre 80 mm (actualy 76.5 mm). 100 pcs of M.28 and 32 pcs of very similar M.28A model (for motorized traction) were bought . 120 of these were used in Territorial Air Defense batteries 1941. Picture from military brochure “Review of Yugoslav People’s Army Armament” issue 1965 (small numbers were still used in Coastal artillery than). One example is now preserved in Belgrade Military Museum.
Data for gun: Max. Range 14.9 km horizontal, 9700m vertical (effective 6500m), elevation 85, traverse 360 degrees. Weight of gun in combat position: 3000kg. Ammo: grenade weight 8.05 kg, Vo=700m/s.
(I believe that muzzle brake is a Schneider design, but used a lot by Skoda, Schneider's subsidary)

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Post by Brian Ross » 08 May 2006 01:02

OK, what is this?
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Post by Davide Pastore » 08 May 2006 17:34


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Post by Brian Ross » 09 May 2006 05:07

Well done, Davide! Its Italy's turn.

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Post by Davide Pastore » 09 May 2006 06:05

New plane

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Post by The Edge » 09 May 2006 10:53

Very cute one... :P

Airspeed Fleet Shadower

( http://www.fortunecity.com/tattooine/fa ... hadow.html )

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Post by varjag » 09 May 2006 11:48

It's a prototype of a British 'maritime surveillance aircraft' of about 1937-8 vintage. I can't
remember the manufacturer or the type though :roll: , Short? - Varjag

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Post by Davide Pastore » 09 May 2006 17:07

Airspeed AS.39 Fleet Shadower. Over to Serbia

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Post by The Edge » 09 May 2006 22:31

...where one artillery nut sites. 8-)

Questions:

1) Country; 2) Type; 3) Origins.
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Post by BIGpanzer » 10 May 2006 09:59

Looks like the gun inspired by French Schneider 75mm mountain gun design..............
This is Spanish Canon de Montana 75/22 modelo 41 on the mounting from mountain 105mm howitzer Schneider M1919
- http://www.armas-guerracivil.org/canon/ ... _11_05.jpg :wink:

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Post by The Edge » 10 May 2006 11:32

Everything is correct (even the same link). :)

Next question from (not too distant) Central Europe!

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Post by BIGpanzer » 10 May 2006 22:32

Thanks, The Edge! That was not an easy question, it took near 20 min of searches after my understanding that it was Schneider's origin :wink:

An easy one - name this vehicle (chassis, gun)
Regards, BP

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