Railway guns of the Axis forces

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Re: Railway guns of the Axis forces

Post by Manuferey » 07 Feb 2022 19:05

The gun on top is a 38 cm K(E) Siegfried. It may have been captured in Ahlen, southwest of Bielefeld, Germany, where these pictures have been taken (according to the back side of the 2nd picture shown on ebay).

Looking at the twisted railing alongside the gun and in particular the last section on the rear right of the gun, it seems identical to the gun at Ahlen which pictures have been posted at the beginning of the following thread:
viewtopic.php?f=70&t=156648&start=15

The 2nd gun is an ex-French 40 cm H(E) 752(f) nicknamed August by the Germans.
There are other pictures of this same gun but at what looks like a different location here:
viewtopic.php?p=1787361#p1787361

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Re: Railway guns of the Axis forces

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Re: Railway guns of the Axis forces

Post by na4222 » 25 Apr 2022 14:43

Pieces of 80cm Eisenbahngeshutz.

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Re: Railway guns of the Axis forces

Post by jopaerya » 25 Apr 2022 14:43

Hello Jabier

Looks a part of the transport of a 80 cm Kanone (E) , see the left upper corner and the right under corner . ( Ebay )
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Re: Railway guns of the Axis forces

Post by jopaerya » 25 Apr 2022 15:29

You have beat me Nezar :D
Looks one of the two lower parts of the 80 cm Kanone (E) ( Book Dora 80 cm Kanone (E) )
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Re: Railway guns of the Axis forces

Post by na4222 » 25 Apr 2022 20:56

:?
jopaerya wrote:
25 Apr 2022 15:29
You have beat me Nezar :D
Looks one of the two lower parts of the 80 cm Kanone (E) ( Book Dora 80 cm Kanone (E) )
We are all indebted to your knowledge Jos 8-). Yours and that of a number of very experienced people on the forum, such as Guy Francois.

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Re: Railway guns of the Axis forces

Post by Sturm78 » 28 Apr 2022 20:32

Hi all,

I have a long time ago this image (from Ebay) without identification.
I am not sure if it is an 28cm neue Bruno K (E) (as I think) or perhaps an 28cm K5 (E)...
Somebody ?

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Re: Railway guns of the Axis forces

Post by Sturm78 » 30 May 2022 20:08

Nobody ??

Well here another image from Ebay. 24cm Theodor K (E)

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Re: Railway guns of the Axis forces

Post by Sturm78 » 01 Jun 2022 21:30

Hi all,

Another image from Ebay. I think probably an 28cm kurze Bruno K (E) but it is difficult to ensure

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Re: Railway guns of the Axis forces

Post by Sturm78 » 14 Jun 2022 20:35

Hi all,

Another image from Ebay. I think an 28cm kurze Bruno K (E)

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Re: Railway guns of the Axis forces

Post by Sturm78 » 25 Jun 2022 21:09

Hi all

An 28cm K5 (E):

Image from Ebay
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Re: railwaygun ID

Post by Manuferey » 23 Dec 2022 20:20

ludvig wrote:
08 Oct 2013 17:31
Hello ,
railway guns on the Ofotbanen ( Kiruna - Narvik )
A) one 7,5 cm Schneider L 30 fortress gun mounted on a flarcar used 1916 - 1940 own shed at Sildvik
B)12 pdr 12 cwt from English ship in 1940 ( Sturm78's photo 05 oct 2013 )
C) 3,7 cm S.K.C/30 from German ship in 1940 ( hem.fyrestorg.com photo )
D) 4 x 10,5 cm K331 on 4 x flatcars between 1951 - 1960 on Sockellafette ,also based at Sildvik
E) 2 x 28 cm schwere Bruno , in Narvik 1941 - 1942
F) 4 x 24 cm K 558 in Narvik 1942 - 1944

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Here is a picture from ECPAD labeled in French (I've translated) "a German gun mounted on a railcar was found at the entrance of one the numerous railway tunnels after the capture of Narvik by the [French] 13e DBMLE (demi-brigade de marche de la Légion étrangère)."

https://imagesdefense.gouv.fr/media/cat ... 21_4_1.jpg

It is dated between May 1st and June 30th 1940.

Is it the first gun (A) in ludvig's list (i.e. 7.5 cm L 30)?

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Re: Railway guns of the Axis forces

Post by ludvig » 23 Dec 2022 21:39

Hello
Thanks for the new photo , but the gun is nr B . 12 pdr 12 cwt
Same as # 177 Sturm78 05 Oct 2013 . The 7,5 cm Schneider L/30 have
shield house with 3 x sides and a roof

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Re: Railway guns of the Axis forces

Post by Manuferey » 24 Dec 2022 09:24

Thank you, ludvig!

Is this the 7.5 cm L30 on this drawing from https://twtext.com/article/1265867319282225152 ?
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Re: Railway guns of the Axis forces

Post by ludvig » 24 Dec 2022 10:00

Hello
Yes ,correct gun , 7,6 cm Scheider L/30 fortess gun

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