Railway guns of the Axis forces

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Railway guns of the Axis forces

Post by vesubius » 10 Jan 2007 15:02

Hello partners, I like very much the railway artillery but in the net search I often find pictures without identification. Now I have a doubt abuot a french piece.
Let me explain: I know that the 320 mm mle 1870-84 gun have two short steps on the barrel front part, but I ´ve got a picture of a battery pieces identical to the 320 mm model named, but with a barrel having only one step. It means, the principal and long barrel, a cut and a middle large minor barrel only.
Is the last piece another 320 mm model or is a different caliber?
May be a 305 or 340 mm gun of another old model?

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Post by jopaerya » 10 Jan 2007 16:11

Hello Vesubius

The one thing that I have learned , don't
trust any book on French railwayguns .
This information is from the I.D. plaque on
the side of the gun .
The caliber of of the gun is allways the second
line beneath the text A.L.V.F.

Photo's = KOKU-FAN special 1977

Regards Jos

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Post by faf_476 » 11 Jan 2007 09:32

Those pics are nice!
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Post by vesubius » 12 Jan 2007 20:35

Thanks again Jopaerya, but my doubt still remain. Whit your council I discovered in another picture I have (too big for post here) that the piece is a 320 mm gun but
Please take a look to the pictures I post next, specially to the front part of the barrel piece and yuo will see the difference with the other french 320 nmm pieces. Would be am 1870 model. Please give me an answer.

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Post by vesubius » 12 Jan 2007 20:41

Excuse me, I has a problem with the attaching procedure and must reduce the size of the photo

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Post by ducatim901 » 12 Jan 2007 21:31

download a resize programm from the microsoft site..........
greetings jack

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Post by jopaerya » 12 Jan 2007 22:02

Hello Vesubius

What I allways do is click on the picture with your right mouse button and
then copy to ~ e-mailreciever and then you can reduse the size of the photo .

Maybe this helps Jos

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Post by vesubius » 15 Jan 2007 15:16

Here I go again. To post or bust.
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Post by jopaerya » 15 Jan 2007 17:02

Hello Versubius

This is some data that I have found
(1) Matrial de 320 mm Mle 70/30
(2) Matrial de 320 mm Mle 70/84
(3) Matrial de 320 mm Mle 70/93
(4) Matrial de 320 mm Mle 17

Maybe our French members have
some more information ???

Regards Jos

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Post by vesubius » 19 Jan 2007 15:14

Hello to all of you. Completing the request here I post the complete misterous french 320 mm railway piece. Would It be the 1917 model?
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Post by jopaerya » 19 Jan 2007 21:22

Hello

To make it eayer here a other 32 cm railwayguns
as you can see all 32 cm guns use the same
railway lafette .

Photo = Forum 1914-1918

Regards Jos

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Post by jopaerya » 20 Jan 2007 11:23

Hello

Here a photo of a 32 cm gun just as the photo of Vesubius
http://www.militaryimages.net/photopost ... 7/ppuser/9

Regards Jos

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Post by jopaerya » 09 Jul 2007 20:28

Hello All

Does anyone recognize this railwaygun ??

Photo = Ebay.de

Regards Jos

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Post by angeljoanes » 10 Jul 2007 16:07

Image

This is 80 cm Schwere Gustav/ Dora, the biggest railwaygun at that time. It's only saw action once in the siege of sevastopol. Only 2 that ever made.

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Post by vesubius » 12 Jul 2007 22:19

Hi jopaerya, I think your photo correspond to an american coastal railgun and it sould be a naval 14 inch Mk IV gun. The same picture an several other you can find at the polish site -ioh.pl- searching in the word -forum- and then in -artyleria-. There yuo`l find 8 pages of artillery pieces photos, including another view of the piece you have posted

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