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Re: Finnish Artillery

Post by Sturm78 » 18 Oct 2015 16:50

Nobody for the images posted on 06 Oct 2015 ???

Well, here another image from SA-Kuva archive ( 151385)
Can somebody identify this artillery piece? 155mm Schneider Mle 1917 howitzer ??

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Re: Finnish Artillery

Post by Esa Muikku » 18 Oct 2015 17:28

Without comparison, either a 152 mm ML-20 or a 122 mm A-19.

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Re: Finnish Artillery

Post by Juha Tompuri » 18 Oct 2015 21:12

Might be the 122mm one.
Place and details do fit.

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Re: Finnish Artillery

Post by Sturm78 » 19 Oct 2015 12:13

Thank you, Esa and Juha.. :wink:

Any idea about this one ?? 120mm Wz.78-10-31 gun ??

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Re: Finnish Artillery

Post by veeteetee » 19 Oct 2015 21:24

As for SA 151385 see the next picture -6 in the series (same place & date) and compare with 144776 & its caption: a 122 K/31 it is.

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Re: Finnish Artillery

Post by Esa Muikku » 19 Oct 2015 22:00

Yep!

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Re: Finnish Artillery

Post by Juha Tompuri » 19 Oct 2015 22:16

Place and details do fit.
Yep.

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Re: Finnish Artillery

Post by Sturm78 » 22 Oct 2015 19:33

Nobody for my last image posted on 19 Oct ??

I need confirmation about this gun: 7.5cm Bofors M40A ???

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Re: Finnish Artillery

Post by Juha Tompuri » 24 Oct 2015 18:44

Sturm78 wrote:Nobody for my last image posted on 19 Oct ??
Seems to be the same gun as you posted on 6th Oct.
I agree with your guess about the the gun type.

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Re: Finnish Artillery

Post by Juha Tompuri » 24 Oct 2015 18:52

Sturm78 wrote:I need confirmation about this gun: 7.5cm Bofors M40A ???
Seems to be originally so, but after re-barreling the guns (AFAIK like at the photo) were typed as 76 K 37.

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Re: Finnish Artillery

Post by Sturm78 » 25 Oct 2015 10:15

Thank you very much for your answers, Juha

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Re: Finnish Artillery

Post by Sturm78 » 22 Nov 2015 18:30

Hi all,

I am not sure about these coastal guns: 120mm Vickers M1905 ???

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Re: Finnish Artillery

Post by Sturm78 » 29 Nov 2015 16:28

Nobody for my last two images ??

Well, here another image from SA-Kuva archive (161838). Can anyone identify the gun ??

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Re: Finnish Artillery

Post by Sturm78 » 10 Jan 2016 17:21

Nobody for my last images ?? :(

Well, here another image from SA-Kuva archive (38959). I am not sure: 107mm M1910-30 gun ??
See the perforated muzzle break...

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Re: Finnish Artillery

Post by JTV » 11 Jan 2016 16:27

Sturm78 wrote:
Well, here another image from SA-Kuva archive (38959). I am not sure: 107mm M1910-30 gun ??
See the perforated muzzle break...
No such thing as 107 mm M1910-30 in Finnish use - this would original version of the gun from which the Soviets modified M1910-30 - referred by Finnish Army as 107 K/10.

The muzzle brake is something which I have not seen before with gun model - must have been an experimental thing, which was unsuccessful since it was not added to all heavy field guns of this type. During World War 2 Finnish Army tested this sort of "pepper-pot" in numerous desings - such as 76-mm F-34 tank gun of T-34 model 1941 Ps. 231-1 and added them in some artillery piece designs such as 114 H/18 (British Q.F. 4.5-inch howitzer Mk 2) and 122 H/09-30 & 122 H/09-40 howitzers or introduced them as part of the design as with Finnish 105 H/37 howitzers.

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