7,5 cm le. Gebirgs-IG 18

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Re: 7,5 cm le. Gebirgs-IG 18

Post by Sturm78 » 25 Mar 2015 11:12

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An 7,5 cm le. Gebirgs-IG 18 gun firing:

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Re: 7,5 cm le. Gebirgs-IG 18

Post by jpz4 » 25 Mar 2015 15:00

How many of these were built and when did production end?
I find the information on LdW a bit confusing. It refers to only 96 being build, but I now understand those (L/11,8) were an interim solution to await proper 7,5 cm mountain guns (meaning Geschütze, not IG). Thus the 96 would not be related to the proper le.Geb.IG.18. I'm I right on this?

The reason I'm asking is that I'm trying identify the equipment of a unit in early 1944 (received in that period). I wonder what options there are for their 7,5-cm mountain infantry guns. The K.St.N. I've checked still refer to the le.Geb.IG.18 in the final years, suggesting they were kept in production.
I'm assuming the 7,5 cm Geb.Gesch.36 is not an option because those were used by artillery regiments. Or were there exceptions?

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Re: 7,5 cm le. Gebirgs-IG 18

Post by Sturm78 » 25 May 2015 09:15

Hi all,

I am not sure if 7.5cm le Geb.IG18 mountain gun or standard 7.5cm leIG18 infantry gun...

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Re: 7,5 cm le. Gebirgs-IG 18

Post by Alanmccoubrey » 25 May 2015 18:45

Stiurm, I can't tell for sure either but it might help to add that I have never seen the "normal" gun with its shield removed.
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Re: 7,5 cm le. Gebirgs-IG 18

Post by Sturm78 » 15 Oct 2015 12:46

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Re: 7,5 cm le. Gebirgs-IG 18

Post by Sturm78 » 20 Aug 2016 08:21

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Re: 7,5 cm le. Gebirgs-IG 18

Post by Sturm78 » 26 Nov 2016 19:34

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Re: 7,5 cm le. Gebirgs-IG 18

Post by kfbr392 » 10 May 2017 09:56

jpz4 wrote:How many of these were built and when did production end?
I find the information on LdW a bit confusing. It refers to only 96 being build, but I now understand those (L/11,8) were an interim solution to await proper 7,5 cm mountain guns (meaning Geschütze, not IG). Thus the 96 would not be related to the proper le.Geb.IG.18. I'm I right on this?
The reason I'm asking is that I'm trying identify the equipment of a unit in early 1944 (received in that period). I wonder what options there are for their 7,5-cm mountain infantry guns. The K.St.N. I've checked still refer to the le.Geb.IG.18 in the final years, suggesting they were kept in production.
I'm assuming the 7,5 cm Geb.Gesch.36 is not an option because those were used by artillery regiments. Or were there exceptions?
I was also wondering about this.
I concluded that the le.Geb.IG.18 was produced alongside the regular le.IG.18 to the end of the war (or at least to the end of 1944), since it is clearly mentioned in the 1944 KStN for both the schw.Geb.Jäg.Kp (KStN 177 of March 1944) and the schw.Jäg.Kp.Jäg.Btls (KStN 156 of July 1944). Had only 96 been built, and only pre-war, then only a handful would have been available in 1944. Not enough to mandate them for all Gebirgs-Divisionen and Jäger-Divisionen.
Post-war researchers and publishers may have missed its production figures when studying wartime documents if it was lumped in with the regular le.IG.18 in those documents.

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Re: 7,5 cm le. Gebirgs-IG 18

Post by Sturm78 » 18 Apr 2022 21:29

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Re: 7,5 cm le. Gebirgs-IG 18

Post by Sturm78 » 15 Nov 2022 16:00

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Re: 7,5 cm le. Gebirgs-IG 18

Post by searay » 16 Nov 2022 20:16

It seems as though the le.Geb.IG 7.5cm was often included in production data with the le.IG 18 7.5cm as seen here from a document in T-78 R168
T78~R168a Weapons prod 1944-61z.jpg
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