15cm K18 questions

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Re: 15cm K18 questions

Post by schwarzermai » 01 May 2018 08:13

Hello

from ebay

left: 15 cm Kanone 18
right: s.F.H. 18

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Re: 15cm K18 questions

Post by Sturm78 » 19 Feb 2019 22:21

Hi all,

A small image from Ebay:

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Re: 15cm K18 questions

Post by na4222 » 14 Mar 2019 14:35

Gents,

Just coming back to the discussion around the two different types of wheels seen on the 15cm Kanone 18, pictorial evidence suggests that that the non-spoked wheels (those with large holes around the circumference) were used only on very early production examples. I have only seen the non-spoked wheels on 15cm K18 guns with the pre-war three tone camouflage (which suggests they were very early production examples) or on examples used by the Artillerie Lehr. Regiment in Juterborg. Again the assumption being that Juterborg would have received very early versions of these guns for training purposes etc.

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Re: 15cm K18 questions

Post by patludo » 04 Dec 2019 12:28

to na4222 where can you buy those plans of the gun and carriage

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Re: 15cm K18 questions

Post by na4222 » 04 Dec 2019 21:33

patludo wrote:
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to na4222 where can you buy those plans of the gun and carriage
Very rare to find. Found mine on eBay. Only time I ever saw any. Seller said an archive was selling its material and that’s how he got it.

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Re: 15cm K18 questions

Post by SASH155 » 21 Jul 2020 18:38

Does anyone know where the photos posted by Manufrey and Emmanuel towards the beginning of the thread of the 15cm K-18s with the trees and buildings in the background might have been taken? Lastly, there was an example of one of these weapons at Aberdeen, but it was moved to the Fort Sill museum ; does anyone know by whom and where it was captured? On another topic, can we clarify in one place here which exact units used these guns, where, when and how many? Also we should do the same for the 15cm K-39. I can edit the info if we can just get a handle on how many units used these guns, which model etc... That also goes for the K-16. For example, were there any 15cm K-18 units in the line at the beginning of the invasion of Poland? (I have read just one three gun battery was available for Poland somewhere). France and the Low Countries on May 10th, 1940 etc...

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Re: 15cm K18 questions

Post by schwarzermai » 21 Jul 2020 21:29

no 15 cm K. 18 in action against poland. at this time only one battery (698) exist, but i think the battery was just in trainíng and still wating for their guns until early 1940
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Re: 15cm K18 questions

Post by Ralph Lovett » 08 Aug 2020 19:33

These are three technical drawings of the 15cm Kanone 16, the barrel wagon, and the limber with the later WW2 Era wheels and solid rubber tires: https://www.lovettartillery.com/MAT_15c ... etail.html
https://www.lovettartillery.com/MAT_15c ... etail.html
https://www.lovettartillery.com/MAT_15c ... etail.html

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