Italian coast gun

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Re: Italian coast gun

Post by shultz » 28 May 2020 15:12

Sturm78 wrote:
26 May 2020 17:13

Armstrong 1891....A very old gun design indeed

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Hi Sturm, the 152/40 gun has been updated several times (enlarge the drawing, bottom left) and remained in use until the end of WW2.
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Re: Italian coast gun

Post by Sturm78 » 25 Aug 2020 21:08

Hi all,

I am not sure about this gun. Somebody ?

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Re: Italian coast gun

Post by shultz » 29 Aug 2020 08:36

Sturm78 wrote:
25 Aug 2020 21:08
Hi all,

I am not sure about this gun. Somebody ?

Image from Ebay
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Hi, this is a 120/40 A1891 on mount "Tipo Piemonte" , the place is Gaeta , circa 1944.
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Re: Italian coast gun

Post by Sturm78 » 29 Aug 2020 10:58

Thanks for your help, Shultz.. :wink:

Armstrong design, therefore, Is it not ?

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Re: Italian coast gun

Post by Dili » 01 Sep 2020 20:52

Yes

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Re: Italian coast gun

Post by jopaerya » 17 Feb 2021 19:14

Nice color slide/photo from the same location as post 180 and 182 , Regards Jos

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Re: Italian coast gun

Post by Sturm78 » 17 Jul 2021 18:12

Hi all,

Any idea about this coastal gun ?

Image from NAC archive
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Re: Italian coast gun

Post by ROLAND1369 » 18 Jul 2021 00:47

I would say from the shape and configuration of the gun shield that this is most likely a 150 MM Skoda L 50 K 10, called by the Italians a 149 MM 47 in my records. War reparations from WW I.
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Re: Italian coast gun

Post by Sturm78 » 18 Jul 2021 11:08

Hi ROLAND1369

It could be....although the shield not match exactly....
According to photo caption, the image was taken in La Spezia. Do you know if there were 15cm Skoda K10 L50 guns installed in La Spezia ?

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Re: Italian coast gun

Post by ROLAND1369 » 18 Jul 2021 13:03

Agreed it does not match exactly but as I have said before in the course of their production most military equipment receives modification, Look closely around the gun shield opening at the rivets as found on both pictures. Just one point. As for the caption I long ago learned not to trust them. They are more often wrong than right. I have no documentation on the nomenclature of the weapons a La Spezia.

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Re: Italian coast gun

Post by shultz » 18 Jul 2021 21:52

Sturm78 wrote:
17 Jul 2021 18:12
Hi all,

Any idea about this coastal gun ?

Image from NAC archive
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Hi Sturm, the gun in your photo is a 152/50 A 1918, from the "Ronca Battery" on the "Isola del Tino" in La Spezia. The photo was taken during the German occupation. I am attaching three photos of the same battery, all taken from the site of the "Istituto Luce" (an institution of the Italian State, which dealt with cinema and photography).
152-50 OTO Isola del Tino 30-06-1938 1 da istitutoLuce.jpg
Soldati della milizia artiglieria marittima caricano un pezzo antinave da 152-50 primavera 1941 b.jpg
Soldati della milizia artiglieria marittima caricano un pezzo antinave da 152-50 primavera 1941 a.jpg
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Re: Italian coast gun

Post by Sturm78 » 19 Jul 2021 21:41

shultz wrote
Hi Sturm, the gun in your photo is a 152/50 A 1918, from the "Ronca Battery" on the "Isola del Tino" in La Spezia. The photo was taken during the German occupation. I am attaching three photos of the same battery, all taken from the site of the "Istituto Luce" (an institution of the Italian State, which dealt with cinema and photography).
Thank you very much for your help, shultz... :)
Nice images !!

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Re: Italian coast gun

Post by jopaerya » 12 Aug 2021 19:01

Looks a 305/17 in German service , maybe near La Spezia ?? ( Ebay )
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Re: Italian coast gun

Post by shultz » 21 Aug 2021 14:01

jopaerya wrote:
12 Aug 2021 19:01
Looks a 305/17 in German service , maybe near La Spezia ?? ( Ebay )
Hi Jos,
this is the "Cavour" battery in the island of Palmaria near La Spezia.

I add two photos of 1941 (from "istituto Luce" site)
Una batteria antinave nella primavera 1941 1.jpg
Una batteria antinave nella primavera 1941 2.jpg
and a drawing and another photo taken during the german occupation (from a book of Gabriele Faggioni about the fortification of Liguria) .
Batteria Cavour, La Spezia - from a book of Gabriele Faggioni.jpg
In the drawing, the battery for the four 305/17 Mod. 1914 in in the upper left.

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Re: Italian coast gun

Post by jopaerya » 21 Aug 2021 20:38

Thank you very much Shultz :thumbsup: :thumbsup:

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