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Re: french railway gun

Post by Sturm78 » 14 Sep 2011 20:12

Hi all,

Can somebody identify this gun? :? :?

Image from Ebay
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Re: french railway gun

Post by Manuferey » 15 Sep 2011 00:17

For me its a "320 mm à glissement Mle 70-30" (not 70/30) recognizable by the barrel of the "320 mm Mle 1870-93 de côte".

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Re: french railway gun

Post by Sturm78 » 15 Sep 2011 16:22

Emmanuel wrote
For me its a "320 mm à glissement Mle 70-30" (not 70/30) recognizable by the barrel of the "320 mm Mle 1870-93 de côte".
Umhhhhmmmm. :? I only know the 320mm Mle1870-93 sur affut a glissement Schneider.
6 pieces manufactured
Source: "Les canons de la victoire 1914-18 Tome 2" by Guy Francois.

Which is your source?

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Re: french railway gun

Post by Manuferey » 15 Sep 2011 23:50

Sturm78,

On page 92 of "Eisenbahnartillerie", Guy Francois mentions that the Germans used 9 "canons de 320 Mle 70-30" under the "beute" designation 32 cm K(E)651(f).

On page 93 of the same book, there is a picture of a 32 cm K(E)651(f). It looks the same to me as the 320 mm Mle 70-93 so I have assumed that a modernization of the Mle 70-93 took place around 1930 and led to the newer 70-30 designation.

I'll see if we can get more details.

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Re: french railway gun

Post by Sturm78 » 17 Sep 2011 17:40

Hi all,

Three images from Ebay:

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Re: french railway gun

Post by Manuferey » 17 Sep 2011 20:16

"274 mm à glissement Mle 1917" on all 3 pictures: recognizable by the big boltheads on top of the barrel near the rotational axis.

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Re: french railway gun

Post by Sturm78 » 31 Oct 2011 12:36

Hi all,

Two images from Ebay:

Image 1: 520mm Mle1916 french rail howitzer after explosion in Russia
Image 2: 274mm Mle 1917

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Re: french railway gun

Post by Sturm78 » 04 Nov 2011 16:54

Hi all,

Some images from Ebay:

Image 1: 340mm Mle 1912
Image 2: 340mm Mle1912 St.Chamond

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Re: french railway gun

Post by Sturm78 » 04 Nov 2011 16:57

.....and two close up images: Any idea?? :?

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Re: french railway gun

Post by Sturm78 » 24 Dec 2011 11:24

Hi all,

An image from Ebay: I think 320mm Mle 1870-93

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Re: french railway gun

Post by jopaerya » 16 Jan 2012 17:06

Hello

Who has any idea on this French railway , according to the Ebay photocaptions it should be 1944 ??

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Re: french railway gun

Post by Manuferey » 16 Jan 2012 22:43

It looks like a 27,4 cm K.E. 592(f), possibly captured in the Rhone valley.

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Re: french railway gun

Post by jopaerya » 17 Jan 2012 15:29

Thanks Emmanuel

Strange is the destroyed railwaywagons are in front of the gun ??
http://www.luftwaffe.be/photographs/fre ... _ar142.jpg
This photo should be taken at La Coucourde according to the site , please not the the letters on the barrel
http://www.luftwaffe.be/photographs/fre ... _ar142.jpg
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Re: french railway gun

Post by jopaerya » 26 Jan 2012 11:15

Hello All

I think I have asked it before , but I can't find it . Who knows what the second letter in K.W. ??

30.5 cm K.W. (E) 630/1 (f)

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Re: french railway gun

Post by jopaerya » 29 Jan 2012 14:44

Found it

The W = Wiegenlafette and the Gl = Gleitlafette
34 cm K.W.(E) 674 (f)
34 cm K.Gl. (E) 673 (f)

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