15cm K18 questions

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Re: 15cm K18 questions

Postby na4222 » 10 Jan 2014 22:57

Hi Emmanuel, just says 1944.

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Re: 15cm K18 questions

Postby na4222 » 11 Jan 2014 11:55

Sorry my bad. The drawings are dated 06 October 1944.

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Re: 15cm K18 questions

Postby Manuferey » 11 Jan 2014 15:37

Thus, for coastal defense, it would be intended mostly for installation in Norway, possibly taking into account the lessons learned from the positions on the French coasts. :idea:

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Re: 15cm K18 questions

Postby schwarzermai » 11 Jan 2014 16:33

hello Nezar & Emmanuel

in August 1944 it started to transfer Heeres-Küsten-Batterien from norway units for west- and eastfront,so i think these plans are for using the 15cm K.18 at westwall or Festungsartillerie

15cm K. 18 were used in Heeres-Festungs-Artillerie-Abteilungen 1325 and 1520

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Re: 15cm K18 questions

Postby Manuferey » 11 Jan 2014 20:35

Thanks uwe.

I was thinking about guns set up in new coastal defense positions ("one of the plans states that it is of the 15cm K18 in a coastal defence position"). But what you are saying and which makes sense is that the same coastal defense set-up would be used for static emplacements in the Western front. 8-)

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Re: 15cm K18 questions

Postby na4222 » 12 Jan 2014 08:32

Also the drawings are recorded as being of the 15cm K.L55 (55 being the length of the barrel in calibers, if that makes sense). One of the drawings also records "15cm K.L55 in Kustenausfuhrung".

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Re: 15cm K18 questions

Postby schwarzermai » 12 Jan 2014 09:14

Hello Nezar

15cm K. 18 and 15cm K. 39 are both L/55

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Re: 15cm K18 questions

Postby na4222 » 12 Jan 2014 10:25

Hallo Uwe,

Yes I know, but it was interesting to me that the gun was being referred to by the length of its barrel rather than by its 'official' name :) .

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Re: 15cm K18 questions

Postby schwarzermai » 17 May 2014 08:03

hello - from ebay

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Re: 15cm K18 questions

Postby Sturm78 » 29 May 2014 09:24

Hi all,

Two images from EBay:

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Re: 15cm K18 questions

Postby jopaerya » 15 Nov 2014 10:07

A color slide from Ebay from the 15 cm K 18 from Panzergruppe 3 .

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Re: 15cm K18 questions

Postby Sturm78 » 15 Nov 2014 11:30

Hi Jos,

I think not a 15cm K18 but a 21cm Mrs 18 barrel trailer

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Re: 15cm K18 questions

Postby jopaerya » 15 Nov 2014 11:32

Thanks for the correction :oops: :oops: Sturm78

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Re: 15cm K18 questions

Postby Sturm78 » 23 Dec 2014 11:58

Hi all,

A small image from EBay:

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Re: 15cm K18 questions

Postby Sturm78 » 30 Jan 2015 19:20

Hi all,

I am not sure about these two images: 15cm K18 guns ??

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