Help Id these heavy coastal guns

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Re: Help Id these heavy coastal guns

Post by Sturm78 » 16 Jul 2023 20:43

Hi all,

Another image from Ebay
Can somebody identify the gun and the batterie ? 28cm SK L50 ?? :?

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Re: Help Id these heavy coastal guns

Post by ludvig » 17 Jul 2023 08:53

Hello
Lookd as MKB 3 513 with 3 x 28 cm SKL 45 notice Flachbettung + side armour + snow

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Re: Help Id these heavy coastal guns

Post by Sturm78 » 18 Jul 2023 22:14

ludvig wrote
Lookd as MKB 3 513 with 3 x 28 cm SKL 45 notice Flachbettung + side armour + snow
Thank you for your answer, ludvig.
How is it possible to differentiate a 28cm SK L45 gun from a 28cm SK L50 ? :?

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Re: Help Id these heavy coastal guns

Post by na4222 » 03 Aug 2023 16:25

ludvig wrote:
17 Jul 2023 08:53
Hello
Lookd as MKB 3 513 with 3 x 28 cm SKL 45 notice Flachbettung + side armour + snow

ludvig
Thank you Ludvig. Just curious as to how we know this is not MKB Goeben.

Many thanks.

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Re: Help Id these heavy coastal guns

Post by chris101 » 08 Aug 2023 17:13

jopaerya wrote:
01 Apr 2020 14:46
As you know J.L. , I am more from the German bunkers, but it could be Gi 09 ??
This one looks to me B. Requin or Gi 09
Hi,

Wondering if anyone can help me. I've been visiting the Gironde west batterie (Gi 9) for nearly 20 years now. I'm trying to locate the position of the gun in this photo below. When I visited back in 2006 I took this photo of the "pit", now in 2023 (last week) I can no longer locate it, I wonder if its been covered up?

Some photos below, 2 have been borrowed from this forum thread.

Photograph taken in 2006:
June2003-small.jpg
Slightly older (found on this forum, was there a museum here?)
axis forum from user - jopaerya .jpg
1945(ish)
Gi9 138mm.jpg
Approximate location: https://www.google.com/maps/search/la+c ... ?entry=ttu
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Re: Help Id these heavy coastal guns

Post by Sturm78 » 09 Nov 2023 21:46

Hi all,

Can somebody identify the exact model of this Greek coastal gun ?
The only information that I have about these it is that they are 21cm ex-Turkish Krupp guns.... Any information about his history ?

Image from Ebay
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Re: Help Id these heavy coastal guns

Post by Ondrej Filip » 10 Nov 2023 17:51

Sturm78 wrote:
09 Nov 2023 21:46
Can somebody identify the exact model of this Greek coastal gun ? The only information that I have about these it is that they are 21cm ex-Turkish Krupp guns.... Any information about his history ?
The sources are unclear, but the guns are probably Krupp 210/40, bought by Turks before WWI. Four piece were installed at two batteries at Karabournou fortress near Thessaloniki (now Angelochori, Cape Magelo Emvolo). It is sure they were produced fort Turks, because there are photos of Arabic letters on the gun. The batteries were reused by the Greeks.

You can see one of them here. It lies in a fenced military area. The second battery is in a part of the map that is blurred as if it were a military area, but it is freely accessible there (I was there in October).

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Re: Help Id these heavy coastal guns

Post by Sturm78 » 11 Nov 2023 21:12

Thank you, Ondrej. :wink:

Do you know where the Turkish installed these guns originally ??.... or perhaps were in the same position ??
I suppose that these guns were captured during the first Balkan War in 1912-13

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Re: Help Id these heavy coastal guns

Post by Ondrej Filip » 13 Nov 2023 08:53

Sturm78 wrote:
11 Nov 2023 21:12
Do you know where the Turkish installed these guns originally ??.... or perhaps were in the same position ??
I suppose that these guns were captured during the first Balkan War in 1912-13
Hi Sturm. The guns were probably installed right in the Thessaloniki batteries and captured by Greeks during the First Balcan War. Then they remained at Greek service at their original positions. The guns were modern, with hydraulic recoil mechanism. It was next generation of weapons, comparing to most of the Turhish Krupp guns a howitzers, installed around Dardanelles and Bosphorus.

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Re: Help Id these heavy coastal guns

Post by Sturm78 » 14 Nov 2023 00:37

Thanks for your answer, Ondrej

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Re: Help Id these heavy coastal guns

Post by Sturm78 » 20 Nov 2023 22:05

Hi all,

According to Ebay photo caption this is an 28cm SK L50 gun of Batterie Grosser Kurfürst in Pillau....Is this correct ?

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Re: Help Id these heavy coastal guns

Post by Sturm78 » 08 Feb 2024 20:43

Nobody for my last question ?

Well, here another image (from Age archive). According to photo caption, Channel Coast, but I am not sure about this.
I think the gun is an 15cm SK L40 gun....Can somebody identify the batterie ?

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Re: Help Id these heavy coastal guns

Post by ludvig » 09 Feb 2024 10:28

Hello ,
looks as an 15 cm SKL/45 from 10./MAA 504 Haugesund ( MKB Bismarck ) , notice the top
cylinder and Flachkeil ,

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Re: Help Id these heavy coastal guns

Post by stril » 09 Feb 2024 15:17

looks as an 15 cm SKL/45 from 10./MAA 504 Haugesund ( MKB Bismarck )
Your right. Picture taken during test at Hellestø before the guns were mowed to Hagland.
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Re: Help Id these heavy coastal guns

Post by Sturm78 » 10 Feb 2024 11:58

Thanks for your answers, ludvig and Stril

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