Id. heavy artillery ammunition

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Id. heavy artillery ammunition

Postby Sturm78 » 29 Oct 2008 12:21

Hi all,

Does someone know what was the gun that fired this heavy ammo?

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Re: Id. heavy artillery ammunition

Postby Carl Schwamberger » 29 Oct 2008 15:19

The realatively blunt ogive suggest either projectiles for a Morser type cannon or a forigen cannon. Tough to ID the caliber. between 28 & 32 cm? I'd take a peek at large caliber French ammo or the German Morser types.

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Re: Id. heavy artillery ammunition

Postby jopaerya » 29 Oct 2008 15:44

Hello

According to the book German Railroadguns in action the photo was taken near the Weichsel
and the granate are French 37 cm so it would be the would be a French 37 cm railroadgun .

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Re: Id. heavy artillery ammunition

Postby Zünder » 29 Oct 2008 16:06

It's french allright, either 370 or 400 mm's.

There were shells that looked like the ones in the picture for both calibers.
Imagine loading one of these, french 370 mm's weighed between 500 and 700 kg's. 8O

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Re: Id. heavy artillery ammunition

Postby Sturm78 » 29 Oct 2008 17:34

Hi all,

Thanks for your help.
According to your informations this would be the weapon that would use these shells.
In german service this weapon was designated 37cm Haubitze (E) 710-711(f)
Has someone pictures of this weapon in german service?


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Re: Id. heavy artillery ammunition

Postby jopaerya » 29 Oct 2008 18:06

From the book German Railroad Guns Armor No 15

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Re: Id. heavy artillery ammunition

Postby Sturm78 » 29 Oct 2008 18:13

Thank very much, Jopaerya. :D

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Re: Id. heavy artillery ammunition

Postby Grzesio » 30 Oct 2008 10:17

According to the book German Railroadguns in action the photo was taken near the Weichsel

Yes, the picture is said to have been taken in the same series as the Jopaerya's one, Weichsel = the Wisla (Vistula) river in Poland.
In this last picture the gun is seen firing from a position in downtown Warsaw, exactly from the present Warszawa Ochota railway station. Factory buildings seen in the background were built along a nonexistent today section of Twarda Street.
This is the exact spot, where the picture was taken:
http://mapy.google.pl/?ie=UTF8&ll=52.22 ... 5&t=h&z=18

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Re: Id. heavy artillery ammunition

Postby Sturm78 » 05 Mar 2009 15:25

Hi all,

Does someone know what was the gun that fired this heavy ammo? I think that the shells are of french origin but...
Image from Ebay.

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Re: Id. heavy artillery ammunition

Postby Zünder » 07 Mar 2009 19:27

@Sturm78, you guessed right, they are french.
These are 220 mm HE shells, officially known as "Obus Explosif de 220 mm Modele 1915-D" aka "220 ADT", as can be seen in the picture.
These were shot by the Canon 220 mm court Mle 1916.

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Re: Id. heavy artillery ammunition

Postby Sturm78 » 07 Mar 2009 22:11

Thank you very much for your information, Zünder .

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Re: Id. heavy artillery ammunition

Postby Sturm78 » 16 Mar 2009 16:11

Hi all fans of the war ammo, :lol:

Image from Ebay.
Can anybody Id. this heavy munition. According to photocaption, french munition for railway gun captured for germans.

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Re: Id. heavy artillery ammunition

Postby jopaerya » 16 Mar 2009 16:44

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Re: Id. heavy artillery ammunition

Postby Sturm78 » 02 Jul 2009 21:49

Hi all,

Nobody can help me to Id. this heavy munition? I think that they are shells for a railroad gun.

Well, two oher photos (from Ebay):

First photo: I think that these shells are the same of my photo posted on 05 Mar 2009 in this section, identified by Zünder as Obus Explosif de 220 mm Modele 1915-D french shells
Second photo: Can somebody help me to Id. these shells??

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Re: Id. heavy artillery ammunition

Postby Sturm78 » 20 Jul 2009 13:47

Hi all,

Nobody can anyone help me with my last picture? :cry:

Well, I found on Ebay this other image with heavy artillery shells. Can anyone help me to identify these shells? According to photocaption the image was taken in France in 1940

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