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Re: french railway gun

Post by Sturm78 » 10 Jan 2021 21:53

Thanks for your correction, Guy François.

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Re: french railway gun

Post by Sturm78 » 06 Feb 2021 11:44

Hi all,

An image from Ebay. 274mm Mle 1887 - Mle 1893 - Mle 1893-96 ??

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Re: french railway gun

Post by Sturm78 » 21 Mar 2021 19:50

Hi all,

Two images from Ebay:

Image 1: 370mm Mle 1875-79
Image 2: ??

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Re: french railway gun

Post by JABIER » 20 Feb 2022 13:00

Hi,
familiar photos?
https://hannasmilitaria.com/pt102-germa ... now-white/

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Re: french railway gun

Post by ALVF » 21 Feb 2022 08:31

Hello,

For the second photograph posted by "Sturm78", it is a 320 modèle 70-30 (ex-32 cm modèle 1870-84 with enlarged chamber and a rifling "rajeuni" in 1930 years).
Is the imatriculation number on the painting at the left side of the "poutre-affût" visible?
It is perhaps a 320 modèle 1870-30 of the 373e RALVF which lost his "frette de bouche" during the firing on Haltingen and Binzen (in Germany) the night of the 10 to 11 juni 1940. The gun was send in southern France and it was in Biarritz aera near spanish border at the "armistice".
It is also possible that it is a gun in Mailly-le-Camp and destroyed by the french with some other guns in juni 1940.
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Re: french railway gun

Post by Sturm78 » 02 May 2022 21:36

Hi all,

I am not sure about this gun: 274mm Mle 1893-96 ??

Image from Ebay
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Re: french railway gun

Post by schwarzermai » 02 Jul 2022 12:09

jopaerya wrote:
27 Jul 2011 11:07
Hello

According to the book "Eisenbahnartillerie" the 52 cm H (E) 871 (f) was placed between Kolpino and Krasny Bor
that is a long way from the place you have mentioned . The pilots are talking about december 1941 and the
incident was on 05-01-1942 . Also the barrel is blown to pieces , that could only happen when a rocket + round
was exploded inside the barrel ??

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additional to the 52 cm H. (871 (f)

Source "Generalfeldmarschall Wilhelm Ritter von Leeb - Tagebuchaufzeichnungen und Lagebeurteilungen aus zwei Weltkriegen" (DVA, 1976)
- "07.11.1941 - Shooting 52 cm (von Leeb) - compare note Frhr. von Grießenbeck on November 7 - "At 2 p.m. was test shooting of a 52 cm howitzer, French booty gun, built in 1916. The projectile weighs 33 cts. powder charge: two to four cts. depending on firing distance of nine to fifteen km. - Ob. And 80 officers as spectators at railroad Pleskau - Gdow, about 6 km south of Pleskau, three shots were made. One firing and one impact we observed. Blast funnel was 400 m away from the target flag. The funnel was about 6 m deep. The operation lasted until 5 p.m."

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Re: french railway gun

Post by jopaerya » 02 Jul 2022 18:33

Thank you very much Uwe :thumbsup: :thumbsup: :thumbsup:

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Re: french railway gun

Post by carius » 03 Jul 2022 13:47

rail.jpg
rail2.jpg
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