15cm K18 questions

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Re: 15cm K18 questions

Post by SASH155 » 21 May 2013 04:33

Correct, also the barrel is too long and slender to be the 21cm Mörser 18, thus it is the 17cm K-18 in Mörser Lafette. The small rollers helped to guide the barrel over the cradle upon recoil.

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Re: 15cm K18 questions

Post by schwarzermai » 21 May 2013 18:36

thank you sash!!

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Re: 15cm K18 questions

Post by Sturm78 » 26 May 2013 22:02

Hi all,

Three small images of this gun:

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Re: 15cm K18 questions

Post by jopaerya » 28 May 2013 15:10

Hello All

Could this be a barrelwagon of the 15 cm K 18 behind a turretless French tank ??

Photo = Ebay

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Re: 15cm K18 questions

Post by Sturm78 » 28 May 2013 15:49

Hi Jopaerya,

No, It is an 21cm Mrs 18 barrel trailer (or 17cm K18)

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Re: 15cm K18 questions

Post by jopaerya » 28 May 2013 17:21

Thanks Sturm78

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Re: 15cm K18 questions

Post by Manuferey » 29 May 2013 01:43

jopaerya wrote:a turretless French tank


Former French Renault R 35 transformed into a "Mörserzugmittel".

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Re: 15cm K18 questions

Post by SASH155 » 29 May 2013 04:05

jopaerya wrote:Hello All

Could this be a barrelwagon of the 15 cm K 18 behind a turretless French tank ??

Photo = Ebay

Regards Jos

One key to ID'ing a 15cm K-18 barrel when you cannot see the whole thing and/or it is covered by a tarp as in this case, is the size and shape of the breech ring, which on the 15cm sFH-18, the 21cm Mörser 18 and the 17cm K-18 in Mörser Lafette was almost a perfect cube in size and shape and rather high sided in relation to its interface with the barrel, whereas with the 15cm K-18 it was longer and rectangular with distinct beveled edges, and was not as high sided.

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Re: 15cm K18 questions

Post by jopaerya » 29 May 2013 06:10

Thanks for the information guys 8O 8O

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Re: 15cm K18 questions

Post by Stan P » 22 Jul 2013 14:31

Hi
Battery of 15cm K18 during battle of Kursk

From "War Monthly" Issue 1 (1974)
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Re: 15cm K18 questions

Post by Sturm78 » 11 Oct 2013 17:55

Hi all,

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Re: 15cm K18 questions

Post by Sturm78 » 04 Nov 2013 23:23

Hi all,

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Re: 15cm K18 questions

Post by na4222 » 10 Jan 2014 16:00

Hi Guys,

I recently obtained original 1:10 plans of the 15cm K18. What is interesting is that one of the plans states that it is of the 15cm K18 in a coastal defence position, but just shows the gun on its bog-standard turntable. What is even more interesting is that the drawings are dated 1944. Does anyone know why drawings of the gun were being produced this late in the war? Uwe was kind enough to let me know that the 15cm K18 was used for coastal defence from 1941,which begs the question really as to the drawings being dated 1944.

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Re: 15cm K18 questions

Post by Manuferey » 10 Jan 2014 22:14

Early or late 1944?

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