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Re: Finnish Artillery

Post by Sturm78 » 12 Jan 2016 11:03

Jarkko wrote
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.
Thank you very much for your answer, Jarkko. :wink:

Can anyone identify these artillery pieces ?? :?

26518: 105mm Mle 1913 ex-french gun or 107mm M1910 ex-Russian gun ?? :?
35831: 122mm M1910 howitzer ??

Images from SA-Kuva archive (26518-35831)
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Re: Finnish Artillery

Post by ML » 12 Jan 2016 11:51

Hi all,

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

Images from SA-Kuva archive (161345-161337)
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Based on date (August 1944) and location (Niikkana battery at Valamo) they should indeed be 120 mm Vickers. Niikkana was originally built for 2 × 152 Canet. These were evacuated after Winter War. Two 120 mm Vickers were installed to old positions during spring 1942.

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Re: Finnish Artillery

Post by Sturm78 » 14 Jan 2016 15:06

Thank you for your help, ML

Any idea about my last two images ??

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Re: Finnish Artillery

Post by Sturm78 » 17 Jan 2016 18:32

Hi all,

I found these two images on SA-Kuva archive ( showing two artillery pieces (I think 155mm Schneider Mle 1917 howitzers) being towed on special trailers.
Were these trailers a standard army equipment or field improvisations ??

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Re: Finnish Artillery

Post by Esa Muikku » 17 Jan 2016 21:52

Standard for certain heavy guns.

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Re: Finnish Artillery

Post by Mangrove » 31 Jan 2016 20:53

203 H/17 named "Susanna" from 2./Rask.Psto 12 in January 1942. SA-Kuva 70765 (cropped and enhanced. See also 70733-70821).

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Re: Finnish Artillery

Post by veeteetee » 31 Jan 2016 21:47

Please note the Terni rifles: heavy artillery, lousy rifles :)

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Re: Finnish Artillery

Post by Prts » 29 Mar 2016 09:33

kansa2 wrote:Hi !
Ex-Russian navy 45mm gun 21-k.
Best regards .
In Finnish nomenclature it's 45/47 N

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Re: Finnish Artillery

Post by Sturm78 » 05 May 2017 14:50

Hi all,

Can somebody identify this old coastal gun ??

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Re: Finnish Artillery

Post by Prts » 05 May 2017 15:19

229 RM/77 tai toisten lähteiden (mm. a-tarvikekuvasto) mukaan 229 M/77.

Stupid me. Writing Finnish in English forum :-/ Thank you Esa for heads up!

So, the gun is 229 RM/77 or 229 M/77 depending on where you look for your information. RM might be translated as coastal mortar and M as mortar.

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Re: Finnish Artillery

Post by Juha Tompuri » 05 May 2017 22:04

Yep, Rymy Eetu
this pic depicts a Russian-origin 229 mm (9") naval mortar model 1877 in its firing position at the Lotinapelto sector, Svir front, on the 17th of January 1943. . Most of those were mounted at the Suomen Salpa line fortifications in 1940-1941, but in 1942 one was tranferred to the Svir front, where it got a nickname Rymy-Eetu, according to the famous Finnish comic character. A total of 241 shells were fired during the Continuation War 'til the positions were abandoned in 1944. Only one gun survived.... .
http://www.imgrum.org/media/14298537703 ... 1661376341

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Re: Finnish Artillery

Post by Sturm78 » 06 May 2017 09:10

Thank you very much for your help, Prts and Juha.

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Re: Finnish Artillery

Post by Sturm78 » 05 Feb 2018 22:39

Hi all,

An image from Ebay: 155mm Schneider Mle 1916 howitzer in Finland Front. I am not sure if German or Finnish

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Re: Finnish Artillery

Post by John Hilly » 06 Feb 2018 19:19

Soldiers are Finns, anyway.
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Re: Finnish Artillery

Post by karlik » 07 Feb 2018 10:15

155 mm mle 1916???? Not mle 1917?

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