Artillery in 276ID

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Artillery in 276ID

Post by Bob_Mackenzie » 29 Dec 2008 10:10

On http://forum.panzer-archiv.de/viewtopic.php?t=6535

was posted:

Haubitzenbestand bei der IV.(schweren)Abteilung des AR 267 nach der "Wiederauffüllung" im September 1942:

- eine Batterie mit 4 sFH 18
- eine Batterie mit 4 sFH 25(t)
- eine Batterie mit 4 sFH 411(e)


My question is what was the original designation for the sFH-411(e) as it appaers in none of the lists I have

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Re: Artillery in 276ID

Post by Manuferey » 29 Dec 2008 14:35

The sFH410(b) and the sFH412(e) (& (i)) were ex-British 6 inch. MkI howitzers. according to the list in http://www.axishistory.com/index.php?id=1269 :

15.2 cm sFH 410 (b) (ex-belgian Obusier de 6”, british BL 6 inch MK I)
15.2 cm sFH 412 (e) and (i) (ex-british BL 6” Mk I and ex-italian Obice da 152/13)

Therefore, there is a strong possibility that the sFH411(e) was also a variant of a British 6 in. howitzer.

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Re: Artillery in 276ID

Post by jopaerya » 29 Dec 2008 16:20

Hello

15.2 cm s.F.H. 411(e) had a maximum range of 12.2 k.m. , 15.2 cm S.F.H. 412(e) had a max range of 9.5 km .
I don't know wich gun the 411(e) was , maybe someone knows the maximum range of the English howitsers ??

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Re: Artillery in 276ID

Post by Manuferey » 30 Dec 2008 16:25

The British Army only had a 6 inch howitzer in service in 1940, the 6 inch 26 cwt. Mk I

In WW1, the 6 in howitzer had spoked wheels. In the interwar period, it was modernized with pneumatic tires and used as such with the BEF in 1940.

According to various sources, the range varied depending on the type of shell:
- 8.7 km with a 45 kg shell
- 10.4 km with a 39 kg shell.

The howitzer had been exported to the following countries:
- Russia
- Belgium
- The Netherlands
- Italy (obice da 152/13)

Could the sFH411(e) be the spoked wheel version actually used by another country than the UK ?

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Re: Artillery in 276ID

Post by jopaerya » 31 Dec 2008 10:09

Hello

This is what I found , on a other list from 1944 there were no 15.2 cm s.F.H.411(e) in
active service only 21 X 412 (e) this should be the Bl 6 inch How. Mk.I and Mk.I R .

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Re: Artillery in 276ID

Post by Bob_Mackenzie » 05 Jan 2009 16:36

Could the sFH411(e) be the spoked wheel version actually used by another country than the UK ?


That would be my guess too

Thanks for the info gents

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