Italian coast gun

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Re: Italian coast gun

Post by Dili » 21 Jan 2011 00:23

Is this a photo or a still from a video? If a Video that would show a little more.

The device seems to be able to rotate to put more or less charges. It is a big gun.

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Re: Italian coast gun

Post by Sturm78 » 05 Dec 2011 15:47

Hi all,

I found this small image on Ebay. I think Cannone da 76/40 mod.1935 italian guns. Any other ideas?

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Re: Italian coast gun

Post by Manuferey » 05 Dec 2011 23:55

Sturm78, I arrived at the same conclusion: 76/40.

Other pictures of this type of gun here:
http://forum.axishistory.com/viewtopic. ... 0&t=162588

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Re: Italian coast gun

Post by Sturm78 » 06 Dec 2011 01:18

Thank you, Emmanuel

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Re: Italian coast gun

Post by Manuferey » 26 Jan 2012 00:13

1) I think I have found another picture of the twin 381/40 turret in Genoa. Two Italian soldiers are visible on the left.

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2) Any idea about the coastal gun on this picture with both German and Italian soldiers? 152 mm?

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Re: Italian coast gun

Post by jopaerya » 26 Jan 2012 11:34

Hello Emmanuel

For the first one you are right , the scond one I am not sure .

Photo = Ebay .

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Re: Italian coast gun

Post by Dragons Hunter » 26 Jan 2012 15:42

Hi Manuferey, Hi Jos,
all the pictures of the twin 381/40 are of the 251st battery in Arenzano - Punta San Martino, in the east side of Genoa. The first one is very famous ad published in a Book, but the two posted by Jos are absolutely new and unknown. Great Jos!
The pictures, actually, looks taken from a famous Die Deutsche Wochenschau filmed in 1944.
The photo of the 152/45 gun, is part of a series. Should be La Spezia.
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Re: Italian coast gun

Post by Manuferey » 26 Jan 2012 23:27

Thanks, Massimo.

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Re: Italian coast gun

Post by Dragons Hunter » 27 Jan 2012 10:14

Hi Manuferey
if can help, you can see the Arenzano Battery in the Die Deutsche Wochenschau number 713 (available on-line). The documentary in about coastal defences in Normandy but, from in this range of time 16',55" to 17',12" there is a short movie showing Arenzano (2000 km far from Normandy!!).
just a thing: in the previous post, I made a mistake: Arenzano battery is Number 250, not 251
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Re: Italian coast gun

Post by searay » 28 Jan 2012 13:59

I've been digging through the US Army photos at NARA and found a few photos of Italian coastal guns on Sicily. Here's a 152mm gun near Palermo.
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Re: Italian coast gun

Post by searay » 28 Jan 2012 14:00

Here's a range finder from one of the Italian coastal batteries near Palermo
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Re: Italian coast gun

Post by searay » 28 Jan 2012 14:01

Here's another view of a 152mm gun near Palermo in 1943
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Re: Italian coast gun

Post by searay » 28 Jan 2012 14:03

Here's another coastal gun near Palermo, identified in the caption as a 120/15
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Re: Italian coast gun

Post by searay » 28 Jan 2012 14:05

Here's a 75mm gun, part of the Gela defenses on Sicily. I'm not sure if this was part of a coastal battery, or simply a gun from one of the coastal divisions being used in a coast defense role.
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Re: Italian coast gun

Post by searay » 28 Jan 2012 14:06

Here's a searchlight used by one of the coastal batteries near Gela on Sicily in 1943
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