Help Id these heavy coastal guns

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Re: Help Id these heavy coastal guns

Post by Sturm78 » 27 Oct 2018 12:20

Hi all,

Any idea about this heavy coastal gun?? Acccording to Ebay photo caption, Kirkenes...

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Re: Help Id these heavy coastal guns

Post by Janef » 27 Oct 2018 15:07

Kirkenes is correct.
This is the Marine-Artillerie Batterie (M.A.B. by naval standards) Mestersand located on an island north of Kirkenes. The guns, 4 x 24 xm SKL/40 in Bettungschiessgerüst, are from the former Batterie Skagerak at Sylt. The battery is most known for its bombardment of russian land forces approaching Kirkenes from the south.
The photo is probably taken by PK-Berichter Fasshauer and is then available from Bundesarchiv Koblenz ref. Bild 101I-110-1664-(plus frame number)
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Re: Help Id these heavy coastal guns

Post by Sturm78 » 27 Oct 2018 16:07

Thank you very much for your information, JEF... :)

Is this the Leitstand bunker of Mestersand batterie ??

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Re: Help Id these heavy coastal guns

Post by Janef » 27 Oct 2018 17:31

Most probable. This is also a picture taken by Fasshauer, but on a later roll of film. As the Leistand at Mestersand was blown up in October 1944 it is difficult to say with absolute certainty, but the landscape in the background looks like Skogeröy, and there are other pictures on the same filmroll that strongly indicates Mestersand.
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Re: Help Id these heavy coastal guns

Post by Sturm78 » 27 Oct 2018 19:27

Thanks, again, Janef... :wink:

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Re: Help Id these heavy coastal guns

Post by c_hoff82 » 02 Nov 2018 18:49

Is it possible to id the type just from this Picture?

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Think I found the answere.
10 cm K 17/04 n.A
http://www.kystfort.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=19&t=4859


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Re: Help Id these heavy coastal guns

Post by Janef » 03 Nov 2018 13:08

Pretty sure it is a German 10 cm K17/04.
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Re: Help Id these heavy coastal guns

Post by stril » 03 Nov 2018 13:39

Pretty sure it is a German 10 cm K17/04.
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Picture from H.K.B 48/977 Røtingi.
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Re: Help Id these heavy coastal guns

Post by c_hoff82 » 03 Nov 2018 20:28

stril wrote:
03 Nov 2018 13:39
Pretty sure it is a German 10 cm K17/04.
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Picture from H.K.B 48/977 Røtingi.
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I agree. It is the only battery in Norway with this canon and walls in concrete I could find. The rest with this gun had walls of stone.

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Re: Help Id these heavy coastal guns

Post by Sturm78 » 14 Nov 2018 21:21

Hi all,

Any idea about this gun ??

Image from Ebay
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Re: Help Id these heavy coastal guns

Post by Manuferey » 15 Nov 2018 02:32

I think it is a French 164,7 mm Modèle 1887 coastal gun. Maybe at the Arros-Soulac battery.

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Re: Help Id these heavy coastal guns

Post by na4222 » 15 Nov 2018 13:11

Was it ever used by the Germans? I’m sceptical.

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Re: Help Id these heavy coastal guns

Post by Sturm78 » 15 Nov 2018 15:24

Thanks, Emmanuel

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Re: Help Id these heavy coastal guns

Post by Manuferey » 15 Nov 2018 23:44

na4222 wrote:
15 Nov 2018 13:11
Was it ever used by the Germans? I’m sceptical.

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Nezar,

The Germans kept the French 164,7 mm guns in their MBK at Arros-Soulac (Gi 307) and built casemates around them. The battery resisted Allied/French attacks until April 1945. During the fighting, the Germans pulled out some guns from their casemates to fire at the attackers.

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Re: Help Id these heavy coastal guns

Post by na4222 » 16 Nov 2018 13:37

Thank you Emmanuel.

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