Help Id these heavy coastal guns

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Re: Help Id these heavy coastal guns

Post by kstdk » 15 Nov 2021 13:17

Hello

From E-Bay.de - anyone for ID´ing this Atlantic Wall site?

The Caption to the photo says nothing: "Bunker Shelter Küstengeschütz Atlantikwall Küste MG Scharte"

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Re: Help Id these heavy coastal guns

Post by ROLAND1369 » 15 Nov 2021 16:46

This is Fort Central on the outer mole of Cherbourg. This is a 130 MM gun of the prewar French Coastal Battery. The Germans quickly replaced these with captured British 3.7 in AA Guns.

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Re: Help Id these heavy coastal guns

Post by Ondrej Filip » 15 Nov 2021 16:48

kstdk wrote:
15 Nov 2021 13:17
Hello

From E-Bay.de - anyone for ID´ing this Atlantic Wall site?

The Caption to the photo says nothing: "Bunker Shelter Küstengeschütz Atlantikwall Küste MG Scharte"

Regards
Kurt
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I am not 100 % sure, but it looks like French fort Central at Cherbourg. In that case tha gun is French 13,8 cm cannon, the observation tower is of the French origin and the picture was taken from this position.

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Re: Help Id these heavy coastal guns

Post by ROLAND1369 » 17 Nov 2021 02:09

I am now 100 % sure that this is Fort Central, Cherbourg. The gun shown is one of the 4-138 mm M1919 guns on carriage M 1919-24 de 138. The Fire Control bunker in the background had three levels. The level visible was for the uncompleted 340 MM turret battery Tourville at Castel-Vendon. The lower level controlled the 138 mm bty, and the small box on the roof was searchlight and rangefinder position. This battery fired landward on attacking German unit in 1940 prior to being sabotaged by the french navy and the removal and throwing into the sea of the Breechblocks.

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Re: Help Id these heavy coastal guns

Post by kstdk » 17 Nov 2021 11:16

Hello

Thanks for the answers Roland1369 and Ondrej Filip - I am convinced that it is Fort Central, Cherbourg :-)

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Re: Help Id these heavy coastal guns

Post by Sturm78 » 21 Nov 2021 14:40

Hi all,

Ineed help to identify this German dissapearing coastal gun. Any idea ?

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Re: Help Id these heavy coastal guns

Post by ROLAND1369 » 21 Nov 2021 17:05

This a 280 MM Kst.K.L45 in Verschwind-Lafette and was located in Deich Battery, Wilhelmshaven. The guns were originally ordered for Belgium to arm fort Doel outside Antwerp but were confiscated in 1914 by the German government. They remained in place post WW I until several guns were repurposed as 28 cm Schwere Bruno rail guns.

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Re: Help Id these heavy coastal guns

Post by Sturm78 » 23 Nov 2021 20:59

ROLAND1369 wrote
This a 280 MM Kst.K.L45 in Verschwind-Lafette and was located in Deich Battery, Wilhelmshaven. The guns were originally ordered for Belgium to arm fort Doel outside Antwerp but were confiscated in 1914 by the German government. They remained in place post WW I until several guns were repurposed as 28 cm Schwere Bruno rail guns.
Thank you very much for your very informative answer, ROLAND1369 :wink:

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Re: Help Id these heavy coastal guns

Post by ROLAND1369 » 24 Nov 2021 02:26

You are welcome. As always glad to provide my limited help. I have always been fascinated by this little known and lesser photographed battery.

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Re: Help Id these heavy coastal guns

Post by Sturm78 » 11 Dec 2021 15:34

Hi all,

A small gun from WWI. Can somebody identify this 8.8cm gun ? SK L35 or SK L45 ??

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Re: Help Id these heavy coastal guns

Post by ludvig » 13 Dec 2021 12:03

Hello ,
8,8 cm Schnellade - Kanone L/30 in Mittel -Pivot -Lafette C/89

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Re: Help Id these heavy coastal guns

Post by Sturm78 » 13 Dec 2021 21:47

Thanks ludvig... :wink: ..

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Re: Help Id these heavy coastal guns

Post by Sturm78 » 14 Dec 2021 23:34

Hi all,

Can somebody identify this coastal gun ?
According to photo caption, Albania

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Re: Help Id these heavy coastal guns

Post by Ondrej Filip » 15 Dec 2021 09:22

Sturm78 wrote:
14 Dec 2021 23:34
Can somebody identify this coastal gun ?
According to photo caption, Albania
Hi Sturm. It looks like German 15 cm/40 SK L/40. See the Naweapons (Spanish battery at Gran Canaria).

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Re: Help Id these heavy coastal guns

Post by shultz » 15 Dec 2021 16:49

Sturm78 wrote:
14 Dec 2021 23:34
Hi all,

Can somebody identify this coastal gun ?
According to photo caption, Albania

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Hi Sturm,
your photo shows a part of the south battery of Saseno in Albania. The gun is a 152/40 Armstrong on an "Admiralty Type" naval carriage. The battery was built in the First World War, with 6 guns without shields (later added after the war).
In the 1930s, Albania was in fact an Italian "protectorate".

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