Unknow gun

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Andrzej Ditrich
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Re: Unknow gun

Post by Andrzej Ditrich » 17 Jun 2022 01:38

Thank You very much Forttravel and Shultz for answers.

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Re: Unknow gun

Post by ROLAND1369 » 17 Jun 2022 13:37

Recently I viewed at a small private artillery museum in Texas a weapon which I have been unable to identify. It seems to second world war german. Note the MG 34 firing grip at the front of the barrel. Wonder if anyone has any id on this system.
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Re: Unknow gun

Post by shultz » 17 Jun 2022 18:56

shultz wrote:
16 Jun 2022 14:42
Andrzej Ditrich wrote:
15 Jun 2022 19:53
Hello,

can anyone ID this gun? Please.
Hi Andrzej, your photo shows an Italian gun, a 149/35 A Armstrong for installation in cupolas (turret) of the fortifications type "Rocchi ". The photo was taken during WW1, when this type of gun was taken from the forts and used as heavy field artillery. Now I am away from home, tomorrow I put a drawing of the turret with this gun. Regards, Shultz

Hi Andrzej,
here the drawing of the turret with this gun
149-35 Armstrong in pozzo tipo Armstrong .JPG
this is from an original Italian Army manual of 1912 .
And another photo of the same gun (really the same, and taken at nearly the same time) from Internet (another thread of AxisHistoryForum) .
149 A in pozzo tipo A (from axishistoryforum).jpg
Regards, Shultz
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Re: Unknow gun

Post by Grzesio » 24 Jun 2022 21:40

ROLAND1369 wrote:
17 Jun 2022 13:37
Recently I viewed at a small private artillery museum in Texas a weapon which I have been unable to identify. It seems to second world war german. Note the MG 34 firing grip at the front of the barrel. Wonder if anyone has any id on this system.
It's the 8 cm Düsenwerfer, a prototype recoilless AT grenade launcher developed by Rheinmetall in 1942/43 and presented in March 1943 in Kummersdorf. It fired 3 kg heavy shaped charge projectiles of 81.4 mm calibre with 160 m/s muzzle velocity, effective range was 200 m. The whole thing, transported in two pieces, was 41-43 kg heavy and 146 cm long, although a wheeled carriage was to be developed as a result of initial trials. The promising weapon was eventually cancelled in 1943 in favour of rocket launchers.

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Re: Unknow gun

Post by ROLAND1369 » 26 Jun 2022 05:41

Thanks for your prompt and complete reply.

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