What is this gun?

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Re: What is this gun?

Post by Alanmccoubrey » 06 Jan 2022 12:01

Is it the 10,5cm leFH 18 in its Bulgarian guise ?
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Re: What is this gun?

Post by Sturm78 » 06 Jan 2022 12:33

Alanmccoubrey wrote
Is it the 10,5cm leFH 18 in its Bulgarian guise ?
No, it is the predecessor of the 10.5cm leFH18....10.5cm leFH16 barrel on new carriage

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Re: What is this gun?

Post by AnchorSteam » 06 Jan 2022 22:25

I have a copy of Brassey's from 1980 that lists the then-current users of the 105mm M 18 and its variants;
Yugoslavia, Sweden, Austria, Argentina, Chile, Portugal, Czechoslovakia.

Most of those were "in reserve", meaning whatever that means in those places, but still... impressive.

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Re: What is this gun?

Post by LineDoggie » 07 Jan 2022 03:26

AnchorSteam wrote:
06 Jan 2022 22:25
I have a copy of Brassey's from 1980 that lists the then-current users of the 105mm M 18 and its variants;
Yugoslavia, Sweden, Austria, Argentina, Chile, Portugal, Czechoslovakia.

Most of those were "in reserve", meaning whatever that means in those places, but still... impressive.
It means war reserve- to be used in time of war to enhance the number of tube arty available
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Re: What is this gun?

Post by na4222 » 07 Jan 2022 20:38

The impressive thing about these guns is that they remained in use for training from the days of the Reichswehr to the end of the war. I’ve seen them used for training in Denmark in 1944 alongside 12.2cm sFH 396(r)s.

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