Italian coast gun

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Re: Italian coast gun

Post by searay » 28 Jan 2012 14:07

Here's something a bit different, a sound locator used in Italian coast defense on Sicily in 1943. The caption identifies the site as Falcara.
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Re: Italian coast gun

Post by jopaerya » 28 Jan 2012 14:40

Thanks Steve

For sharing these very nice picture's , most are unknown for me 8-)

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Re: Italian coast gun

Post by assfort » 28 Jan 2012 14:45

Thanks Steve, the 75mm French gun is at Ponte Dirillo strongpoint.

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Re: Italian coast gun

Post by searay » 28 Jan 2012 15:15

Here's another 75mm gun, probably the same from Ponte Dirillo?
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Re: Italian coast gun

Post by searay » 28 Jan 2012 15:16

Another view of one of the 152mm batteries at Palermo
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Re: Italian coast gun

Post by searay » 28 Jan 2012 15:17

An overview of one of the navy's coastal artillery trains at Licata
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Re: Italian coast gun

Post by searay » 28 Jan 2012 15:18

A close-up of the gun on a navy coastal artillery train
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Re: Italian coast gun

Post by Manuferey » 28 Jan 2012 15:38

Thank you for posting these pictures, searay.

The French 75 mm Mle 97 guns are of "type Maroc" (= Morocco type) with the distinctive steel wheels.

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Re: Italian coast gun

Post by jopaerya » 28 Jan 2012 16:31

Here some picture's from the same point now-a-days .
http://www.battledetective.com/battlestudy18.html

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Re: Italian coast gun

Post by ludvig » 28 Jan 2012 16:41

Hello Searay,
Thanks for sharing these interesting photos !
Pal A : Cannone da 152/50 Mod A 1918
Pal C : Canonne da 152 45 S 1911
Pal E : Obice per tiro illuminate da 120/45 O.T.O. 1933 ( naval star shell howitzer )
Pal B : French 75 mm Mle 1897
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Re: Italian coast gun

Post by assfort » 28 Jan 2012 16:59

Not long ago,
the pitch of the french gun at Ponte Dirrillo was cleaned by the landowner.
About the photo "Pal E", is correct the attribution "OBICE ILLUMINANTE DA 120/15", artillery previously used on some Regia Marina boats.

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Re: Italian coast gun

Post by Dili » 28 Jan 2012 21:09

120/15 was in the modern Soldati class destroyers but due to being useless was replaced by a 120/50.

The 152/45 seems an army gun, certainly the mount isn't like the typical naval coastal guns. Maybe it is the 152/45 Schneider in "affusto d'assedio"(siege mounting). Regia Marina gave some to the Army, these one made almost the full circle returning to sea .

searay does it says how many batteries?

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Re: Italian coast gun

Post by Dili » 28 Jan 2012 21:33

Further. In the OOB for Husky it is referenced a CXXIV gruppo 105/45 in 28ºRaggruppamento of Coastal Artillery of 208ºCoastal Division in Palermo. Since i have never found a 105/45 this might be a typo for 150/45 or 152/45?

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Re: Italian coast gun

Post by Sturm78 » 28 Jan 2012 22:45

Thank you very much for sharing these images, searay. :D

Very interesting for me, especially those in which appears the Canonne da 152 L45 S 1911. There are very few images of this gun. :)

About Licata1 and Licata2 images, I think the gun is a Cannone da 76/40 mod.1935

Does somebody have any information about the searchlight and the sound locator? Model??
In rare cases these devices (searchlights, sound locators, rangefinders,.....) are studied

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Re: Italian coast gun

Post by Dili » 29 Jan 2012 02:49

I think i already sent you the Italian fire controls no?
http://www.grifoarciere.org/default.asp?pid=26

I have found also this but no photo:
riflettore San Giorgio da 150/240. First number the diameter in cm. The second the ampere.

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