Skoda 38-42cm photos

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Skoda 38-42cm photos

Post by Dili » 03 May 2010 20:05


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Re: Skoda 38-42cm photos

Post by Sturm78 » 04 May 2010 12:22

Great images, Dili. The 38cm Skoda M16 is the second copy made, nicknamed "Gudrun" in Austro-Hungarian Army.

I think that the Romanian army could have used them in the siege of Odessa and Sevastopol during WW2.
Why did not use them? :?

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Re: Skoda 38-42cm photos

Post by Dili » 04 May 2010 16:45

Maybe too small range?

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Re: Skoda 38-42cm photos

Post by Sturm78 » 04 May 2010 18:14

I do not think. The germans used a 42cm Skoda M17t howitzer during the siege of Sevastopol.

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Re: Skoda 38-42cm photos

Post by Dili » 09 May 2010 02:59

Well maybe then only who in known can answer.

More 380 and 420 now in field.

http://www.moesslang.net/kanonen_alpenwall_2wk.htm

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42 cm Haubitze (t)

Post by jopaerya » 26 Jul 2010 19:08

Hello

The first photo's of these guns are from the Batterie 830 .

Photo's Ebay

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Re: 42 cm Haubitze (t)

Post by jopaerya » 26 Jul 2010 19:11

A nice peek trought the barrel fo the 42 cm Haubitze (t) .
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Re: Skoda 38-42cm photos

Post by Sturm78 » 27 Sep 2010 14:29

Hi all,

A 42cm Skoda M17t in german use, probably in France, 1940:

Image from Ebay
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Re: Skoda 38-42cm photos

Post by Clive Mortimore » 27 Sep 2010 21:38

Sturm78 wrote:Hi all,

A 42cm Skoda M17t in german use, probably in France, 1940:

Image from Ebay
Regards Sturm78
Hi Sturm

The gunner in the front of the photo appears to be wearing white cotton drill trousers under his Zeltbahn. These were only worn when in training not in action therefore I think this is a training photo not an active service one.

He don't half look feed up.
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Re: Skoda 38-42cm photos

Post by bechelaren » 28 Sep 2010 08:35

Adding few words to Skoda 42 cm howitzer:
The last photo on http://www.moesslang.net/kanonen_alpenwall_2wk.htm depicts this weapons in a rounded structure.
This is rest of a turret. These howitzers were initially designed for coast defence and two of the first Model 14 were installed in Fort Gomila in the vicinity of Pola harbour ( now Pula in Croatia).
One of them was later moved to land forces on a provisional mounting. There were two improved models produced ( M16 and M17) whereby one piece of M17 remained in Skoda until April 1940 when it was purchased (not seized) by German forces.
The 42 cm howitzer was intended to destroy a battleship with one single hit . The shell had 1000 kgs of weight and was fired on maximal range of 14600 metres. The weigh of ready-to-fire coastal mounting was ca 100 tons what with sure limited the transport possibilities even when the upper part of turret was not used.

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Re: Skoda 38-42cm photos

Post by Sturm78 » 29 Sep 2010 09:32

Hi all,

I found this curious image on Ebay showing a 38cm Skoda M16 howitzer captured by british or US troops during WW1.
Does anyone know where this photo could be taken? :? Italy ??

It seems that no such gun was captured during the war so that the photo was probably taken in October-November 1918.
I believe that the Germans did not use any of these Austro-Hungarian howitzers during the war.

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Re: Skoda 38-42cm photos

Post by Sturm78 » 17 Oct 2010 16:00

Hi all,

An image from Ebay: 42cm Skoda M17t howitzer in France. 1940

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Re: 42 cm Haubitze (t)

Post by Sturm78 » 24 Nov 2010 14:10

Hi all,

Three images from Ebay: 42cm Skoda M17t in France.

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Re: 42 cm Haubitze (t)

Post by Sturm78 » 24 Jan 2011 12:53

Hi all,

A 42cm Skoda M17t in action. In colour!! 8O I think Crimea, 1942 probably

Image from Ebay
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Re: 42 cm Haubitze (t)

Post by Sturm78 » 16 Dec 2011 13:13

Hi all,

I found this image on Ebay. A very similar image of this same gun was posted by George here: http://forum.axishistory.com/viewtopic. ... &start=270

According to photocaption Sevastopol but Jopaerya identified the place as the National Military Museum in Bucharest.

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