Skoda AA Gun

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Re: Skoda AA Gun

Post by The Edge » 13 Jun 2008 09:29

purilacorix wrote: Thank you for the picture, if you give me permission i would post it in my web page.
You're wellcome - this photo is published in state-sponsored Army brochure, so nobody has the copyright.
(I already posted it in one of AHF Quizes).

I suggest to drop the Skoda AA gun in Yugoslav service from your web page - as seen, this is some (sub)type not used by Argentina. If you want photo of "pure" M28 in Yugoslav service, I can obtain you one.

As I said before, one M28 was in Belgrade museum - regretably, before I got the opportunity to make some photos of it. I must find what happened with this rare piece of artillery - if a new fellow in museum want to cooperate (a mere lieutenant; that one before was lieutenant-colonel, but he hadn't the clue about most of the guns in collection - both present and missing ones).

About Bofors 75mm AA M.29 gun:

Non-combatant nations that also bought the M29 were Argentina, Thailand and Iran.
From: http://forum.axishistory.com/viewtopic.php?f=70&t=14189
Este cañon coincidio en el tiempo, 1929, con su hermano de fabrica de 40mm ,que logicamente lo eclipso. Cañon con no malas caracteristicas para su epoca se vendio a varios paises durante los años 30, como Argentina o China.
From: http://www.elgrancapitan.org/foro/viewtopic.php?t=4395 (look also at Bofors 105mm in Argentina at this page!)

This info came from Ian Hogg books, btw - as lot of his stuff, this may be false or exaggerated - Argentina could simply bought (or even borrow?!) few guns from Bofors for testing purposes, along 75mm M.35 field guns and 40mm M.36 AA guns, without putting this model in service.

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Re: Skoda AA Gun

Post by purilacorix » 13 Jun 2008 19:24

Well! Thank you very much!!
I thougt (i dont remember how to spell this word :D ) that the Bofors 75 mod35 came to Argentina right after WW2, well, anyway i have to investigate about more deeply, remember that my webpage consist of a the order of battle of my country around ww2.
About the Skoda, if you can find that pic i will be very happy!

again, thank you very much!!!

regards!
Mariano.
Ps . sorry my indian english.

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Re: Skoda AA Gun

Post by The Edge » 19 Jun 2008 10:18

Here is one I found on the Net.

Think I had a better one - maybe in some magazine - but can't figure where it is. :oops:
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Re: Skoda AA Gun

Post by SASH155 » 23 Jun 2008 16:03

The uniforms indicate Yugoslav troops. Perhaps we should start a thread where all the different types of Skoda AA guns are depicted and examined. For example, the Dutch apparently had 12 "kanon van 7.5cm Skoda no. 2" AA guns in addition to their Vickers 75mm M.35s, which I believe was identical to the Skoda M.28.

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Re: Skoda AA Gun

Post by jopaerya » 23 Jun 2008 16:30

Hello

This is a photo of two of the 12 gun 7.5cm Skoda no. 2 , as you can see the
gun has four pneumatic tyres and the typical Schneider-type muzzle brake .
Looks to me as the 7.5 cm Vz 37 http://images.google.nl/imgres?imgurl=h ... l%26sa%3DN

Photo = Ebay.de

Regards Jos
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Re: Skoda AA Gun

Post by SASH155 » 23 Jun 2008 23:34

These guns are indeed Dutch? Are you sure? I thought the Dutch acquired theirs ca. 1935??

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Re: Skoda AA Gun

Post by Juha Tompuri » 24 Jun 2008 06:45

Hi,
jopaerya wrote:Looks to me as the 7.5 cm Vz 37
Yep,
at least the "rod" under the barrel looks quite the same:

Image
http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/Category:Skoda_75_mm

Regards, Juha

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Re: Skoda AA Gun

Post by jopaerya » 24 Jun 2008 07:49

Hello

The photo captions was Den Haag ( Holland ) but this could be wrong , but there are no photo's
of these guns in Dutch use , only of the 7.5 Vickers .
The date 1935 was for the 7.5 cm Vickers , witch also were build in Holland at the firm Hembrug .
There were 60 x 7.5 cm Skoda guns ordered but only 12 were delivered ,when in march 1940 Hitler
ordered that the 7.5 cm Skoda and 3.7 cm Flak ( Rheinmetal-Borsig ) not ought to be exported to
Holland a part of these guns was already payed .
In infomation on the internetsite http://www.grebbeberg.nl/bibliotheek/da ... 112004.pdf you can
read that the Skoda was 2 axeled guns , so they must be Vz 37 .

Regards Jos

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Re: Skoda AA Gun

Post by dimi_labada » 24 Jun 2008 17:05

Hello everyone
Forgive me if I'm wrong but I have those photos in the "7.5 tl no.2 (Skoda)' folder. They don't look nothing like the photo above... What are these, then?
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Re: Skoda AA Gun

Post by jopaerya » 24 Jun 2008 17:23

Hi Dimitris

This gun is French Canon de 7.5 cm D.C.A. Mle 1938 ( Schneider-Creusot ) http://forum.axishistory.com/viewtopic. ... ilit=swiss

Regards Jos

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Re: Skoda AA Gun

Post by dimi_labada » 24 Jun 2008 18:57

Wow that was quick Jos!!! Thanks... :oops: I was fooled by this webpage...
http://www.waroverholland.nl/uk_weap007.html
So still no Dutch Skoda photo?

Last minute additions: a Cannone da 75/50 C.A. modello 1937 (Africa?) and possible the same gun in Sarajevo Historical Museum
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Re: Skoda AA Gun

Post by jopaerya » 24 Jun 2008 19:06

Hi Dimitris

I know the internetsite , I think it's a testing of the gun a sort of trial before ordering .
But as I already said earlyer I don't have a other photo of the Dutch skoda gun .

Regards Jos

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Re: Skoda AA Gun

Post by Juha Tompuri » 24 Jun 2008 22:35

dimi_labada wrote:Last minute additions: a Cannone da 75/50 C.A. modello 1937 (Africa?)
= 7.5 cm Vz 37 ?
Image
http://www.italie1935-45.com/RE/photosc ... 75-50.html

Regards, Juha

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Re: Skoda AA Gun

Post by dimi_labada » 25 Jun 2008 04:39

and the 3 ladies together, from Lesany Museum...
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Re: Skoda AA Gun

Post by jopaerya » 25 Jun 2008 08:10

Hi

Thanks for the additionel photo's the wheels and the lack of the fenders on
the photo from Juha seems to be different then the standaard version .

Regards Jos

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