The official AHF Winter & Continuation War quiz thread

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Re: The official AHF Winter & Continuation War quiz thread

Post by peeved » 10 Aug 2013 22:20

Quite so,

McCormick T-6 is correct down to the model number. Photo from Puolustusvoimien moottoriajoneuvot 1919 - 1959 by Markku Mäkipirtti.

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Post by Juha Tompuri » 12 Aug 2013 21:21

Thanks,

A new one - to what sort of a unit this badge belongs to?
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Post by peeved » 13 Aug 2013 19:21

IIRC Finnish Tourist Association and State Railways both used a winged wheel logo

...Rail AA unit?

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Post by Juha Tompuri » 13 Aug 2013 19:43

peeved wrote:...Rail AA unit?
Yes.
SA-kuva/photo 158340, taken at Kouvola rail yard Summer 1944.
With search word rautatieilmatorjunta* there are some other photos from the same unit.

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peeved wrote:IIRC Finnish Tourist Association and State Railways both used a winged wheel logo
Thanks, haven't understood that similarity before.

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Post by peeved » 13 Aug 2013 21:05

Thanks Juha,

New subject.

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Post by Juha Tompuri » 14 Aug 2013 21:50

37mm QF 1-pounder type Maxim ?

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Post by peeved » 14 Aug 2013 22:39

Hi Juha,

Sired by the 1-Pounder but not a Maxim by name at least in Finland. Initially saw Finnish use on major (for Finnish Navy) ships but due to AA inadequacy was relegated to auxiliary vessel and coastal defence service.

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Post by JTV » 15 Aug 2013 08:57

40/40 V 34 aka 40-mm automatic cannon m/Vickers 1934. These were the original medium anti-aircraft guns acquired for Väinämöinen and Ilmarinen.

Photo source Itsenäisen Suomen rannikkotykit / Coastal Guns of Finland 1918 - 1998 by Ove Enqvist, page 68?

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Post by peeved » 15 Aug 2013 09:04

Hi Jarkko,

A 40/40 V34 it is. My photo source Rannikon Puolustaja N:o 4/2005, p.60; Pdf at http://www.google.fi/url?sa=t&rct=j&q=% ... GE&cad=rja

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Post by JTV » 15 Aug 2013 10:41

Thanks Markus. The next question will be rather similar - what is the gun shown in attached photo?

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Post by peeved » 15 Aug 2013 10:57

Separate QF ammunition would point to a heavier calibre than 100/105 mm, doesn't look Canety
...Armstrong maybe, 120/41 A?

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Post by JTV » 15 Aug 2013 11:30

peeved wrote:Separate QF ammunition would point to a heavier calibre than 100/105 mm, doesn't look Canety
...Armstrong maybe, 120/41 A?
Well done, that was fast. It is indeed 120/41 A (120 mm coastal gun with 41-caliber gun barrel m/Armstrong), also known as 120 mm (4.7") / 50 naval gun model 1905. This was rather international gun. Originally it was Elswick Ordnance Company (armaments manufacturing branch of W.G. Armstrong & Company) design, for which Japan acquired manufacturing license. Imperial Russia had acquired these guns during World War 1 from Japan. Year 1918 Finnish military took over 8 of guns, but four of them did not serve past late 1920's. The remaining guns remained in use of Finnish coastal artillery through World War 2, with the most famous unit equipped with them being Järisevä Coastal Fort in Taipale during Winter War. The photo is from Granholm Coastal Fort in Hanko / Hango /Gangut Peninsula August of 1941.

Photo source. SA-kuva.fi, photo number 72853.

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Post by peeved » 15 Aug 2013 11:35

Thanks Jarkko,

Verbal question next: What was a Finnish individual soldier's duty supposing he chanced to meet Josef Stalin?

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Post by peeved » 15 Aug 2013 20:07

Hint: Something you do for the station not stature.

In addition to the matter in question I guess that before March 1943 the Finn should have apprehended the criminal piece of filth and after 3/43 shot or POW'd him.

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Re: The official AHF Winter & Continuation War quiz thread

Post by peeved » 16 Aug 2013 16:23

Hint: Possible single-handedly; Even without hands if one had no headgear.

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