Finnish Artillery

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Re: Finnish Artillery

Post by Swing » 07 Feb 2018 19:07

As far as I know on 1.1.1944 in Finnish army were 24x155 H 15 and 153x155 H 17. M/1916 is not listed in Finnish artillery

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Re: Finnish Artillery

Post by Sturm78 » 07 Feb 2018 20:54

Yes, Mle 1917...I meant

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Re: Finnish Artillery

Post by Sturm78 » 01 Jan 2019 10:46

Hi all,

Can somebody identify this gun ??

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Re: Finnish Artillery

Post by Prts » 01 Jan 2019 16:58

Quite a bit out of my field of interest, but got interested since neither Navy or Coastal Artillery books seemed to id this one. SA_pictures notes say it to be a 100 mm war booty piece. This is what I found in my reference books:
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Entsiklopedija Otetsestvennoj Artillerii recognizes two versions of 100 mm palubnaja ustanovka B-24: B-24-BM and B-24-IIc. Problem here is that their barrel length is 56 x caliber. Maybe the gun in the picture has barrel cut down? Or maybe this one is of this gun family but different model? Or as likely, something totally different....
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Re: Finnish Artillery

Post by Sturm78 » 01 Jan 2019 21:45

I think you are right, Prts...100mm B-24 gun...with the barrel cut down...

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Re: Finnish Artillery

Post by Prts » 01 Jan 2019 23:04

Just wondering where this booty is from?

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Re: Finnish Artillery

Post by Sturm78 » 02 Jan 2019 20:45

Probably these guns were captured in Hanko in Dec.1941

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Re: Finnish Artillery

Post by Prts » 02 Jan 2019 23:08

Which ship then?

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Re: Finnish Artillery

Post by Sturm78 » 02 Jan 2019 23:39

coastal batteries ..

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Re: Finnish Artillery

Post by Prts » 02 Jan 2019 23:51

Russian artillery literature states this one to be a Naval gun. Hence I am asking for a ship.

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Re: Finnish Artillery

Post by Juha Tompuri » 03 Jan 2019 01:01

Prts wrote:
02 Jan 2019 23:51
Russian artillery literature states this one to be a Naval gun. Hence I am asking for a ship.
Also coastal artillery


Sturm78 wrote:
02 Jan 2019 20:45
Probably these guns were captured in Hanko in Dec.1941
Impressing!

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Re: Finnish Artillery

Post by Swing » 03 Jan 2019 07:26

Juha Tompuri wrote:
03 Jan 2019 01:01
Prts wrote:
02 Jan 2019 23:51
Russian artillery literature states this one to be a Naval gun. Hence I am asking for a ship.
Also coastal artillery
Sturm78 wrote:
02 Jan 2019 20:45
Probably these guns were captured in Hanko in Dec.1941
Impressing!
B-24 had two versions - 100/45 for submarines and 100/56 for surface ships, but also used in coastal artillery. In Hanko were captured 5 100-mm coastal guns, but there is no information about model. See
http://digi.narc.fi/digi/view.ka?kuid=3087082

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Re: Finnish Artillery

Post by Prts » 03 Jan 2019 13:20

So B-24 from Hanko war booty it is.

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Re: Finnish Artillery

Post by ML » 03 Jan 2019 15:08

According to some sources there was 100 mm railway artillery battery with 3 guns in Hanko. It used the railway at Tulliniemi as its firing position.

See for example: https://www.hanko.fi/files/5082/tullini ... 9.5.14.pdf (in Finnish)

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Re: Finnish Artillery

Post by Juha Tompuri » 03 Jan 2019 15:47

ML wrote:
03 Jan 2019 15:08
According to some sources there was 100 mm railway artillery battery with 3 guns in Hanko.
Yes.
According to Enqvist it was the Soviet 10th railway artillery battery.
All the barrels of the guns were cut down by exploding them, and the carriages of them were thoroughly broken.
If I understand correctly, the guns were never repaired. Scrapping of the parts was suggested in mid 50' and probably done so.
Finnish designation of these guns was 100/56 N.

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