7.5 cm F.K.M. 97 in Lafette C 39

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Re: 7.5 cm F.K.M. 97 in Lafette C 39

Post by Urmel » 14 Jan 2015 17:13

I think it's just lens distortion. Look at the funnel, the deck planking. I'd say it is the same ship. The photo numbers are 2249 and 2252.
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Re: 7.5 cm F.K.M. 97 in Lafette C 39

Post by Dili » 14 Jan 2015 17:50

How do you explain that the deck planks don't show that distortion? If you prolong the deck planks they disappear in the side rails, not converge with them.

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Re: 7.5 cm F.K.M. 97 in Lafette C 39

Post by jopaerya » 02 Nov 2015 18:43

The same gun as on this Topic in Italy , any idea on the device under the barrel , maybe for transport ??

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Re: 7.5 cm F.K.M. 97 in Lafette C 39

Post by Dili » 04 Nov 2015 08:43

That is what i think too. Still seems too elaborated for an adhoc system so maybe it was designed from outsed that way?

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Re: 7.5 cm F.K.M. 97 in Lafette C 39

Post by Ondrej Filip » 04 Nov 2015 09:24

jopaerya wrote:The same gun as on this Topic in Italy , any idea on the device under the barrel , maybe for transport ??
It does not look like ad hoc transport system. You can fix the barrel in many ways, without constructing such a complicated device. It is only my theory, but it looks like a shock-absorber, which halt the barrel softly, when it moves from the higher elevation to the horizontal position. Maybe for some special use, where the negative elevation is dangerous (?).

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Re: 7.5 cm F.K.M. 97 in Lafette C 39

Post by ludvig » 04 Nov 2015 12:40

Hello ,
Looks as an Abeiser to me , the 7,5 cm Pak 40 M had the same device :

http://www.navalhistory.dk/Danish/Vaabe ... 5mmM40.htm

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Re: 7.5 cm F.K.M. 97 in Lafette C 39

Post by jopaerya » 04 Nov 2015 16:54

Hi Ludvig

I saw this photo too , but on the other picture's in that and this topic it's missing ??
You see this sometimes on mechanised artillery, to fix the barrel during travel .

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Re: 7.5 cm F.K.M. 97 in Lafette C 39

Post by Manuferey » 04 Nov 2015 18:15

The fact that we do not see this device on pictures of this gun in its combat position makes me thing that the device is just a locked extensible cylinder installed here to lock the barrel in place during heavy handling. It would protect in particular the recoil system from extensive wear and tear and hydraulic leaks, just like barrels of mechanized artillery or tanks as Jos mentioned, as the recoil system would otherwise have to act as a continuous shock absorber with high frequency/low amplitude motion, which it is not designed to do. :idea:

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Re: 7.5 cm F.K.M. 97 in Lafette C 39

Post by jopaerya » 04 May 2016 19:31

From Ebay
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Re: 7.5 cm F.K.M. 97 in Lafette C 39

Post by stril » 28 Apr 2019 22:15

Hello
Some of the KM units in Bergen had a 7.5 cm BKM/97.
At one of the sites there is a position i havt been able to figure out. Could this be a position for a BKM/97 ?
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Re: 7.5 cm F.K.M. 97 in Lafette C 39

Post by jopaerya » 29 Apr 2019 09:24

Hello Stril

Here the drawing of the ground plate for this type of gun. ( BAMA )

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Re: 7.5 cm F.K.M. 97 in Lafette C 39

Post by stril » 09 May 2019 18:50

Thank you Jos :-)
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