Railway guns of the Axis forces

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Re: Railway guns of the Axis forces

Post by Manuferey » 23 Mar 2020 17:51

EPOCH3 wrote:
22 Mar 2020 17:09
Regarding the question above as to why wouldn't they have just taken worn out Bruno Lg guns
off and replaced/updated them with Br N barrels. The carriages are almost the same
but the Br N has an extension toward the rear of the carriage that housed a built-in
compressor unit. That could have been added externally to the Br Lg somehow. The Br N barrel is longer
so they would have needed to the change out the elevation mechanism and wiege as well but
that could also be done. My guess/conclusion is that there simply weren't any more Br N barrels to
be used (except maybe a spare or two). They certainly could have made more but most of the barrels made
for German railway guns were made before the war (in the later 1930s) and before war-time material
priorities were established/changed. A barrel usually took several years to make then. I believe that is
why they started to look at the captured French barrels as potential candidates but didn't really find a
solution that made the investment worth while for the Br Lg carriage (opinion).
Your guess/conclusion makes perfectly sense. I agree with it. 8-)

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Re: Railway guns of the Axis forces

Post by jopaerya » 16 Apr 2020 20:00

This looks to me a 340 mm modèle 1912 sur affût à glissement Schneider in German service, but I could be wrong .
Strange is that this railway gun is missing the rail for the transport of the rounds ?? ( Ebay )

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Re: Railway guns of the Axis forces

Post by Sturm78 » 16 Apr 2020 22:05

I think you are right, 340mm Mle 1912 Schneider

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Re: Railway guns of the Axis forces

Post by Manuferey » 17 Apr 2020 11:14

You can compare with the 340 Mle 1912 railway gun at Eberbach in Germany in May 1945. Hard to tell if the rail is present or missing though.

viewtopic.php?p=1898518#p1898518
and here:
viewtopic.php?p=2049949#p2049949

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Re: Railway guns of the Axis forces

Post by Manuferey » 18 Apr 2020 10:30

jopaerya wrote:
08 Feb 2010 15:46
Hello
Who has any idea on the type and the caliber of this railwaygun ??
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dvzhuk wrote:
08 Feb 2010 18:27
Hello Jos,
It is 6'' Canet gun of Latvian army. Railway mounting built in 1937.
Regards, Denis
More pictures of this gun in service in the Latvian army here: :
https://ru-artillery.livejournal.com/334513.html

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Re: Railway guns of the Axis forces

Post by wwilson » 26 Apr 2020 11:26

Regarding these railway artillery pieces.

Were they often employed, or was their use not very common (as compared to other heavy artillery) ?

I am trying to get a feel for how often they were employed on the Western Front in 1944-45. From what I've read, their employment was not common.

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Re: railwaygun ID

Post by Manuferey » 21 May 2020 09:14

Sturm78 wrote:
05 Oct 2013 20:06
Hi all,

Any idea about this gun?
It seems a naval gun

download/file.php?id=309788&t=1

Image from EBay
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viewtopic.php?f=70&t=114126&p=1824776#p1824776

It seems that another experiment with a 12 pdr QF on a flatcar was performed in the UK. Here is a remaining prototype at Chatham Historic Dockyard, Kent, UK.
ChathamAArailwaygun.jpg
The caption mentions a 3 pdr but I believe it is a 12 pdr instead.

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Re: Railway guns of the Axis forces

Post by na4222 » 25 Jul 2020 18:26

Just to confirm, the 305 mm Mle 1893-96 French railway guns were not used by the Germans (including one named Marie Louise (on its barrel)). Is that correct?
Presumably whatever was captured of these guns was taken to Germany and stored there?

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Re: Railway guns of the Axis forces

Post by Sturm78 » 16 Sep 2020 16:51

Hi all,

An 28cm K5 (E) gun in Leningrad front

Image from Ebay
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Re: Railway guns of the Axis forces

Post by jopaerya » 18 Oct 2020 08:36

A view inside the exploded barrel of the 28 cm S.K.L/40 Bruno ( ex-Belgian ) see more photo's in this topic . ( Ebay )
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Re: Railway guns of the Axis forces

Post by EPOCH3 » 18 Oct 2020 14:44

Here is the barrel end -

The barrel was thrown 100 yards+ down the track
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Re: Railway guns of the Axis forces

Post by Clive Mortimore » 18 Oct 2020 20:29

As a trained REME gun fitter I think I am in a position to be able to give my professional assessment of the situation regarding the 28 cm S.K.L/40 Bruno.

"It is broken" :thumbsup:
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Re: Railway guns of the Axis forces

Post by Sturm78 » 31 Oct 2020 20:30

Hi all,

A blurry image from Ebay. I am not sure about the exact model...

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Re: Railway guns of the Axis forces

Post by forttravel » 09 Nov 2020 21:28

No idea about type/modell.
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Re: Railway guns of the Axis forces

Post by karlik » 23 Dec 2020 19:55

Hi!
Id. please this railway gun.
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