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Re: Unknow gun

Post by Alexander Taper-Bore » 09 Feb 2015 09:12

Bofors twin 75mm L60 naval aa guns?

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Re: Unknow gun

Post by jopaerya » 09 Feb 2015 16:24

Thanks Alexander

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Re: Unknow gun

Post by Sturm78 » 13 Mar 2015 12:29

Hi all,

Any idea about the AA gun in the background? :?
According to photo caption, Colt 37mm, c.1929 in Italy

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Re: Unknow gun

Post by Alexander Taper-Bore » 14 Mar 2015 17:17

I'd say Vickers version, possibly supplied through Vickers-Terni in Italy:

It was England that first became interested in the further development of this gun. As early as 1929 the Armstrong-Whitsworth Co. obtained from Colt's Patent Fire Arms Co. the rights to produce the 37-mm Browning mechanism. A 20-mm cannon, to be built along the same lines, was also included in the deal. However, just at the time when production on these two models had gotten well under way, the Armstrong-Whitsworth Co. was taken over by the Vickers Arms Co., Ltd. The Browning end of the work was moved to the Vickers Erith plant, where a few of both the 20- and the 37-mm were produced commercially. Practically all of the guns made at this time were sold to Spain, as Great Britain, somewhat like the United States, was also undergoing a strong reaction against any kind of weapon development. Without government support, the Vickers plant soon had to stop production after its limited sale to Spain. The Spanish promptly called the weapons the Colt 20- and 37-mm automatic guns, a designation that has been very confusing to those interested in following European development of the Browning gun.

From: http://www.ibiblio.org/hyperwar/USN/ref/MG/I/MG-5.html

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The same picture features in a Breda book with the same caption. However Capellano mentions the testing of the Colt and other 37mm weapons in 1937. That might have been a later version.

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Re: Unknow gun

Post by Dili » 15 Mar 2015 20:24

Sturm78 can you provide the link to the said forum?

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Re: Unknow gun

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Re: Unknow gun

Post by jopaerya » 29 Mar 2015 09:43

A 240 mm modèle 1918 “sur affût tous-azimuts Saint-Chamond” in the back , but the monster in the front ??

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Re: Unknow gun

Post by ALVF » 29 Mar 2015 14:41

Hello,

In the back, it is the 240 mm modèle 1918 "sur affût tous-azimuts Saint-Chamond" (only one made with two barrels), the two slightly modified 240 mm modèle 1929 Schneider were still in building in Schneider works (juni 1940).
In the foreground, it is the mortier de 370 mm Filloux (10 made in 1915). In 1940, the mounting of this big mortar is foreseen on a fully tracked mount (to attack the "Siegfried" line in 1941!).
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Re: Unknow gun

Post by schwarzermai » 09 Apr 2015 06:30

Hello

from ebay:

any idea about these barrels? location Ruelle....

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Re: Unknow gun

Post by ALVF » 09 Apr 2015 07:26

Hello,

They are two 380 mm modèle 1936 C/1935 navy guns for the "Jean Bart" battleship.
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Re: Unknow gun

Post by schwarzermai » 09 Apr 2015 16:59

Hello Guy François.

thanks a lot!!

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Re: Unknow gun

Post by schwarzermai » 16 Apr 2015 12:09

Hello

any idea?

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Re: Unknow gun

Post by Sturm78 » 19 Apr 2015 18:55

Hi all,

Any idea about this gun ??

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Re: Unknow gun

Post by Sturm78 » 27 Apr 2015 08:31

Hi all,

Any idea about these guns ?? :?

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