Railway guns of the Axis forces

Discussions on the fortifications, artillery, & rockets used by the Axis forces.
EPOCH3
Financial supporter
Posts: 623
Joined: 30 Jul 2006 22:22
Location: RI USA

Re: Railway guns of the Axis forces

Post by EPOCH3 » 23 Dec 2020 20:00

French Obusier de 520 modèle 1916

Sturm78
Member
Posts: 17051
Joined: 02 Oct 2008 17:18
Location: Spain

Re: Railway guns of the Axis forces

Post by Sturm78 » 23 Dec 2020 21:05

Hi all,

An 21cm K12 (E) gun

Image from Ebay
Sturm78
You do not have the required permissions to view the files attached to this post.

karlik
Member
Posts: 605
Joined: 26 Apr 2009 09:04
Location: Russia

Re: Railway guns of the Axis forces

Post by karlik » 24 Dec 2020 02:03

EPOCH3 wrote:
23 Dec 2020 20:00
French Obusier de 520 modèle 1916
Thank you!

ALVF
Member
Posts: 265
Joined: 22 Oct 2012 10:37
Location: France

Re: Railway guns of the Axis forces

Post by ALVF » 24 Dec 2020 18:36

Hello,

A poor but interesting photograph of the 38 cm SKC/34 Siegfried railway gun named "Gneisenau" (Reichsbahn Nr 918594 with the Siegfried gun Nr 81) in 1948 at the "Fonderie Nationale de Ruelle".
The gun was left to Montelimar since 1944, badly damaged at the top of the outer tube by a bomb north of Marseille in August 1944.
In 1948, the railway gun "Gneisenau" was send to Ruelle to dismount the inner tube which was in a good state. This inner tube was foreseen to the refurbishing of the 38 cm SKC/34 Nr 73 (former Battery Todt gun).
In 1949, the job was finished and the 38 cm SKC/34 Nr 73 gun with the inner tube of the Nr 81 was ready for testing fire.
38cm SKC34 918594 Gneisenau Ruelle.jpg
Yours sincerely,
Guy François.
You do not have the required permissions to view the files attached to this post.

na4222
Member
Posts: 319
Joined: 06 Jun 2012 13:38

Re: Railway guns of the Axis forces

Post by na4222 » 24 Dec 2020 19:24

Thanks for sharing Guy!

User avatar
schwarzermai
Member
Posts: 1394
Joined: 09 Mar 2013 06:52
Location: Germany

Re: Railway guns of the Axis forces

Post by schwarzermai » 25 Dec 2020 10:50

Hello Guy, referring to the primary reports of the battery, the gneisenau gun had the tube number 80 and the scharnhorst gun had the tube number 81.

Gneisenau were self-destruct at August 27th 1944
Scharnhorst were self-destruct at August 28th 1944

Uwe
viewtopic.php?f=19&t=223633

My Bookproject: "Organisationsgeschichte der deutschen Heeresartillerie im II. Weltkrieg"

http://balsi.de/Heeresartillerie/

ALVF
Member
Posts: 265
Joined: 22 Oct 2012 10:37
Location: France

Re: Railway guns of the Axis forces

Post by ALVF » 25 Dec 2020 17:10

Hello,

In the french archives, they are many papers of the 38 cm SKC/34 guns of Battery Todt and the two 38 cm Siegfried Railway guns left behind at Montelimar and Saulce in 1944.
Three guns of Battery Todt were refurbished at Ruelle "Fonderie Nationale" and send in Norway in 1949. The Norway send in France ex-french navy guns 380 modèle 1935 C/1936 from a german battery in exchange.
The fourth of the Battery Todt Nr 73 was not in good state. So, the 38 cm SKC/34 Nr 81 in Railway mount was used to repair the gun Nr 73. This gun had the breech self-blasted and had a bomb hit on the tube but his inner tube was in good state and was used on the Nr 73 gun.
-first, the ex-german railway guns left in Montelimar aera (2 guns of 38 cm SKC/34, 2 guns of 28 cm K 5, 2 ex-french 274 modèle 1917) were send at the Atelier de Construction de Tarbes in 1945-1946 for examination.
-in 1949, the mount Nr 918594 was send to Fonderie Nationale de Ruelle to repair the 38 cm Nr 73 with the inner tube of the Nr 81 gun.
-In 1950 and 1951, the repaired 38 cm SKC/34 Nr 73 with the inner tube of the Nr 81 gun was tested on firing range.

-a Photograph taken the same day of the photograph of "Gneisenau" gun (above) at Ruelle by a former worker of "Fonderie Nationale de Ruelle", probably in 1948 or 1949:
38cm SKC34 Gneisenau Ruelle (2).jpg
It is the Nr 918594 mount of the 38 cm SKC/34:
38cm SKC34 Gneisenau Ruelle (4).jpg
In my book "Eisenbahnartillerie", I had written that the "Gneisenau" had the 918593 mount with the Nr 80 gun and the "Scharnhorst" had the 918594 Mount with the Nr 81 gun and now I was not certain of this...
Yours sincerely,
Guy François.
In the french archives:
38cm a.jpg
38cm b.jpg
You do not have the required permissions to view the files attached to this post.

Sturm78
Member
Posts: 17051
Joined: 02 Oct 2008 17:18
Location: Spain

Re: Railway guns of the Axis forces

Post by Sturm78 » 12 Jan 2021 15:58

Hi all,

Is this an image of an 24cm Theodor K (E) railgun of E.674 batterie ?

Image from Alamy website
Sturm78
You do not have the required permissions to view the files attached to this post.


Sturm78
Member
Posts: 17051
Joined: 02 Oct 2008 17:18
Location: Spain

Re: Railway guns of the Axis forces

Post by Sturm78 » 26 May 2021 20:58

Hi all,

An image from Ebay: 24cm Theodor Bruno K (E)

Sturm78
You do not have the required permissions to view the files attached to this post.

Sturm78
Member
Posts: 17051
Joined: 02 Oct 2008 17:18
Location: Spain

Re: Railway guns of the Axis forces

Post by Sturm78 » 20 Sep 2021 21:13

Hi all,

An 28cm K5 (E)

Image from Ebay
Sturm78
You do not have the required permissions to view the files attached to this post.

Sturm78
Member
Posts: 17051
Joined: 02 Oct 2008 17:18
Location: Spain

Re: Railway guns of the Axis forces

Post by Sturm78 » 10 Dec 2021 21:55

Hi all,

I am not sure about this German railway gun of WWI-era: 21cm SK L45 Peter Adalbert or 24cm SK L40 Theodor Karl ??

Image from AKG images
Sturm78
You do not have the required permissions to view the files attached to this post.

User avatar
Manuferey
Member
Posts: 4035
Joined: 17 May 2007 14:52
Location: Virginia

Re: Railway guns of the Axis forces

Post by Manuferey » 12 Dec 2021 09:56

Hi Sturm,

I think it is a 24cm SK L40 Theodor Karl. Note the big "box" above the axis of the gun.

Emmanuel

Sturm78
Member
Posts: 17051
Joined: 02 Oct 2008 17:18
Location: Spain

Re: Railway guns of the Axis forces

Post by Sturm78 » 12 Dec 2021 13:12

Thanks, Emmanuel

Sturm78

JABIER
Member
Posts: 161
Joined: 27 May 2008 07:46

Re: Railway guns of the Axis forces

Post by JABIER » 07 Feb 2022 12:33

Hi,
Two guns from Ebay
573rd AAA BN- US Captured German Train AA RAILWAY Cart GUN.jpg
573rd AAA BN- US Captured German Train AA RAILWAY Cart GUN (August).jpg
Regards,
You do not have the required permissions to view the files attached to this post.

Return to “Fortifications, Artillery, & Rockets”