Help Id these heavy coastal guns

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Re: Help Id these heavy coastal guns

Postby Sturm78 » 26 Aug 2017 15:48

Hi all,

A german heavy coastal gun:

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Re: Help Id these heavy coastal guns

Postby forttravel » 26 Aug 2017 20:46

No idea where is this, but it seems to be typical old Krupp gun design of horizontal wedge block breech mechanism and additional ring to reinforce loading chamber. I guess bigger caliber than 28 cm?

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Re: Help Id these heavy coastal guns

Postby vladalex » 27 Aug 2017 07:37

Comparing hole diameter of the breech with the soldier is possible to be 38 cm.

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Re: Help Id these heavy coastal guns

Postby ludvig » 27 Aug 2017 10:05

Hello
It is inside a casemate Friedrich August with a 30,5 cm SKL/50 . Notice
the counterweight , Leitwelle and the roof above the loading area .

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Re: Help Id these heavy coastal guns

Postby Sturm78 » 27 Aug 2017 11:24

ludvig wrote
It is inside a casemate Friedrich August with a 30,5 cm SKL/50 . Notice
the counterweight , Leitwelle and the roof above the loading area


Thanks a lot for your help, ludvig

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Re: Help Id these heavy coastal guns

Postby Sturm78 » 14 Sep 2017 21:17

Hi all,

Can somebody identify this gun ? 15cm SK L45 ??

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Re: Help Id these heavy coastal guns

Postby jopaerya » 15 Sep 2017 09:37

Yes , I think so Sturm78

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Re: Help Id these heavy coastal guns

Postby Manuferey » 16 Sep 2017 03:01

Photo Berliner Verlag published in December 1940.

Is it a gun being installed in a coastal battery in a German-occupied country? :idea:

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Re: Help Id these heavy coastal guns

Postby Natter » 16 Sep 2017 10:03

Manuferey wrote:Photo Berliner Verlag published in December 1940.
Is it a gun being installed in a coastal battery in a German-occupied country?
At least 4 possible batteries in Norway, but the timeline (fall 1940) don't fit, being too early for the installations.

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Re: Help Id these heavy coastal guns

Postby Jens Andersen » 16 Sep 2017 11:02

I agree with the identification of the gun.
It could be battery "Hipper" which was installed in October 1940 at Memel - re. my post of 06 Jun 2017 09:51 in this topic.

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Re: Help Id these heavy coastal guns

Postby Sturm78 » 17 Sep 2017 20:08

Thank you to all for your answers...

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Re: Help Id these heavy coastal guns

Postby Sturm78 » 12 Oct 2017 18:25

Hi all,

40.6cm gun of Lindemann batterie or 38cm gun of Todt batterie ?

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Re: Help Id these heavy coastal guns

Postby AvB » 13 Oct 2017 09:35

First one is Todt, second is Lindemann. ;)

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Re: Help Id these heavy coastal guns

Postby Sturm78 » 15 Oct 2017 11:31

AvB wrote
First one is Todt, second is Lindemann.


Thanks, AvB. I think that the gun turret is the same so the difference is the bunker, is it not?

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Re: Help Id these heavy coastal guns

Postby TH » 15 Oct 2017 14:19

The turrets differ, the lower one has a straight front and top while the upper one is more sloped.
Also take a close look at the embrasures, they have different forms. On the lower picture, the form of the embrasure follow the turret's form (or vice versa).


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