Help Id these heavy coastal guns

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Re: Help Id these heavy coastal guns

Post by Sturm78 » 30 Nov 2020 14:24

Nobody for my last image ?

Well, here another image from Ebay. Any idea about the battery ?

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Re: Help Id these heavy coastal guns

Post by na4222 » 30 Nov 2020 17:10

Did the 38cm and 40.6cm gun turrets have slightly differing characteristics? I think it’s hard to tell and they end up being confused online. I would slightly lean towards saying this is a 40.6cm gun but could be wrong.

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Re: Help Id these heavy coastal guns

Post by kstdk » 30 Nov 2020 17:33

Hello

The text on the lorry could maybe indicate the location?

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Re: Help Id these heavy coastal guns

Post by jopaerya » 30 Nov 2020 18:16

The photo's from Sturm78 are both from B. Todt , see the sandbags . Regards Jos
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Re: Help Id these heavy coastal guns

Post by na4222 » 30 Nov 2020 18:26

Then the turrets were different between batteries Todt and Vara. It seems the batterie vara turrets had a large protrusion on their right side, just below the ventilation opening. This is visible in post 745 on this thread.

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Re: Help Id these heavy coastal guns

Post by Jens Andersen » 01 Dec 2020 18:23

The turrets of for the 38 cm and 40,6 cm were identical, Bettungsschiesgerüst C/39.
viewtopic.php?f=70&t=228143&p=2295555&h ... t#p2295555

The protrusion on the "Vara" turret is the elevator for empty cases, and on the newest pictures you actually see the opening in the side of the turret, where the elevator was to be mounted.

I would suppose that pictures are either from "Todt" or "Lindemann".

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Re: Help Id these heavy coastal guns

Post by na4222 » 07 Dec 2020 20:40

Thank you Jens!

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Re: Help Id these heavy coastal guns

Post by Sturm78 » 12 Dec 2020 18:44

Hi all,

Can somebody identify this heavy coastal gun and/or the battery ?
I would say that the gun could be an 28cm SK L40...

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Re: Help Id these heavy coastal guns

Post by tristan-gereon » 09 Jan 2021 13:00

Hello.
no one ???
First I thought, it could be 30,5 cm Kanonenbatterie at Cuxhaven, but it does not fit. The shields are different.
Behind the white house left there is maybe a dyke. And in the background are 3 towers or lighthouses.
Because of the dyke I prefer a location at the northsea, maybe an island. But where???
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Re: Help Id these heavy coastal guns

Post by Sturm78 » 12 Feb 2021 15:53

Well, here another image from Ebay. Any idea about the gun and the battery ?

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Re: Help Id these heavy coastal guns

Post by v60pih » 12 Feb 2021 18:16

Mont Canisy?
guns of French origin (155 mm GPF)

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Re: Help Id these heavy coastal guns

Post by Sturm78 » 12 Feb 2021 21:36

v60pih wrote
Mont Canisy?
guns of French origin (155 mm GPF)
Hi v60pih,

Well, It is possible thay you are right. The battery of Mont Canisy have 6x 15.5cm K.420(f) St. Chamond Mle 1916, 3 of them protected on R679 bunkers...

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Re: Help Id these heavy coastal guns

Post by v60pih » 13 Feb 2021 11:12

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Re: Help Id these heavy coastal guns

Post by Sturm78 » 13 Feb 2021 14:40

Thanks, v60pih

This clears any doubt...

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Re: Help Id these heavy coastal guns

Post by Sturm78 » 16 Feb 2021 21:28

Hi all,

An image from Ebay. 10.5cm SK L45 ?? :?

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