Skoda 38-42cm photos

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Re: Skoda 38-42cm photos

Post by Sturm78 » 05 Nov 2017 09:57

Hi all,

A rare image of an 38cm Skoda M16 in WWI:

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Re: Skoda 38-42cm photos

Post by Truelove » 03 Mar 2019 17:09

Hi all, first post here.
Any evidence that anything other than the purpose built towing vehicle was used to tow any of the pieces?
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Re: Skoda 38-42cm photos

Post by Sturm78 » 04 Mar 2019 21:36

During WW2, the Germans used the SdKfz 9 halftrack for towing the 24cm K16 gun....

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Re: Skoda 38-42cm photos

Post by Truelove » 05 Mar 2019 08:07

Thanks for the reply. I got a few 1/72 MGM 24 cm parts (2 base halves and the barrel) for cheap, and was wanting to use something other that the gas/electric thing to tow them with.

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Re: Skoda 38-42cm photos

Post by Sturm78 » 05 Mar 2019 21:19

A small image from Ebay:

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Re: Skoda 38-42cm photos

Post by JKernwerk » 06 Mar 2019 18:37

Not shure if the anhanger is for the 38cm, it has inflatable tyres.
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Re: Skoda 38-42cm photos

Post by Truelove » 06 Mar 2019 18:50

Great pics, thanks all for posting.

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Re: Skoda 38-42cm photos

Post by na4222 » 06 Mar 2019 21:00

Top 2 are 30.5cm morser(t). Third is 24cm haubitze 39.
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Re: Skoda 38-42cm photos

Post by JKernwerk » 06 Mar 2019 21:16

Already was afraid these were not the right types...
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Re: Skoda 38-42cm photos

Post by Truelove » 06 Mar 2019 21:36

The 24cm haubitze 39 looks like the same carriage as the skoda m16?

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Re: Skoda 38-42cm photos

Post by Sturm78 » 07 Mar 2019 00:12

No, the 24cm H39 is a different design, although it is also a Skoda design....

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Re: Skoda 38-42cm photos

Post by Leo Niehorster » 09 Mar 2019 10:33

The pneumatic-tired trailer could be for the gun barrel.

See AHF thread
  24cm H 39 (ex-czech)? post #9 by Sturm78 » Fri 09.12.11 – 12:09
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Re: Skoda 38-42cm photos

Post by Sturm78 » 03 Apr 2019 21:33

Hi all,

I would say this is an 38cm or 42cm Skoda M16 howitzer base half part being assembled. I guess that could be also an 24cm Skoda M16 gun.... :roll:

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Re: Skoda 38-42cm photos

Post by na4222 » 04 Apr 2019 07:37

You know I’ve been thinking about that and I’m not sure. You’re right that for the larger calibers (over 30.5cm) the firing base was in two parts but from what I’ve seen these were generally driven over the pit, jacked up, and then jacked down into the pit when the trailer had left, and so wouldn’t be wheeled around on those small rollers.

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Re: Skoda 38-42cm photos

Post by Sturm78 » 04 Apr 2019 22:29

Nezar wrote
You know I’ve been thinking about that and I’m not sure. You’re right that for the larger calibers (over 30.5cm) the firing base was in two parts but from what I’ve seen these were generally driven over the pit, jacked up, and then jacked down into the pit when the trailer had left, and so wouldn’t be wheeled around on those small rollers.
Hi Nezar,

According to my information, the assembly process of the base of the 38 and 42cm Skoda M16 howitzers and the 24cm Skoda M16 cannon was as follows:

First: the pit was dug

Second: the two halves of the base were lifted from their trailers by jacks next to the pit, not on it.

Third: the two halves of the base were lowered on rails located next to the pit and were pushed on it by those small rollers

Fourth: once joined the two halves of the base on the pit were lowered by jacks.

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