Unknow gun

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Re: Unknow gun

Post by Dili » 14 Oct 2021 00:56

shultz wrote:
15 May 2021 17:01
nuyt wrote:
13 May 2021 19:03
Indeed. I also think the Obice is possibly without its wheels (after all it was pack) and resting with the front of the box trail carriage on the earth. There is dirt below the shield and between the ammo boxes, so the lower end of the box trail might be resting on the floor of the dugout or hanging on the edge (so the crew sit in the dugout. The shield might be non regular one, field adaptation perhaps.
Hy Nuyt, that's not a 75/13!
I know this Skoda howitzer very well personally, there is a piece in the museum of my city (and I have helped to restore it) and there are others within a few kilometers from my house; and I can rule that "the thing" is NOT a 75/13, even if reduced to scrap .
I'm sorry, the mystery still remains .

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Maybe some Soviet captured weapon.

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Re: Unknow gun

Post by shultz » 24 Nov 2021 18:42

Dili wrote:
14 Oct 2021 00:56

Maybe some Soviet captured weapon.
Hi, I finally managed to find a more defined copy of the photo that originated this thread, and also a new photo taken at the same time.
Russia primavera 1942 43928.jpg
Russia primavera 1942 43927.jpg
The destroyed gun now clearly looks like a Russian 45mm (vertical sliding breech, tubular carriage tails, and the shape of the trail spades).
The photos are taken from the site "acs.beniculturali.it" (central archive of the Italian State) and the caption of the two photos says "Russia, spring 1942".

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Re: Unknow gun

Post by Sturm78 » 12 Dec 2021 14:13

Hi all,

I need help to identify this heavy gun. Could be an 38cm SK L45 from WW1 ??

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Re: Unknow gun

Post by tristan-gereon » 12 Dec 2021 18:45

Hi.
the steel-helmet looks like WW 1
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Re: Unknow gun

Post by ALVF » 12 Dec 2021 22:09

Hello,

It is a 38 cm SKL/45 on Anschiessgerüst. Only two carriages of this model were used, all in Verdun aera.
One at "Ferme Sorel" from 1915 to 1918, the other in "Bois de Muzeray" in 1915-1916 years.
The main target was the town of Verdun.
The 38 cm SKL/45 on Anschiessgerüst 29°had a maximum range of only 27.000 meters (the gun in Bettungsschiessgerüst 45°permit 38.000 meters range with the same shell).
Here, the 38 cm SKL/45 of "Ferme Sorel" in 1917:
[attachment=0]38cm Ferme Sorel.jpg[/attachment

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Guy François.
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Re: Unknow gun

Post by Sturm78 » 13 Dec 2021 21:50

ALVF wrote
It is a 38 cm SKL/45 on Anschiessgerüst. Only two carriages of this model were used, all in Verdun aera.
One at "Ferme Sorel" from 1915 to 1918, the other in "Bois de Muzeray" in 1915-1916 years.
The main target was the town of Verdun.
The 38 cm SKL/45 on Anschiessgerüst 29°had a maximum range of only 27.000 meters (the gun in Bettungsschiessgerüst 45°permit 38.000 meters range with the same shell).
Here, the 38 cm SKL/45 of "Ferme Sorel" in 1917:
Thank you very much for your help and additional information, Guy François... :wink:

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Re: Unknow gun

Post by kstdk » 14 Dec 2021 10:08

Hello

I have seen this before, but can not find it again - what gun is this?

Schould be from France 1940, maybe Dunkirk, but not sure.

Picture source: Frihedsmuseets digitale billedsamling FHM-285722 (Danish Liberation Museum)

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Re: Unknow gun

Post by Sturm78 » 14 Dec 2021 11:06

Hi Kurt

It is an 40mm 2pdr Pom Pom British AA gun. I am not sure about the exact version of this ground Army mount....Perhaps other member of the forum can help with this....

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Re: Unknow gun

Post by Sturm78 » 19 Dec 2021 19:45

Hi all,

I am not sure about this Romanian artillery piece. Could it be an 10cm Skoda M1934 howitzer ?

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