German artillery with barrel blown up

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German artillery with barrel blown up

Post by Sturm78 » 28 Jul 2011 09:17

Hi all,

Two images from Ebay: A 15cm sFH18 and a 21cm Mrs18

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Re: German artillery with barrel blown up

Post by Carl Schwamberger » 29 Jul 2011 13:12

Inbore explosion is a ugly thing. I saw some photographs of exaples during my basic artillery training, Fortunatly never experienced this relatively rare event.

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Post by corsair5517 » 29 Jul 2011 13:29

This was one of the barrels from Battery Roon - 22cm K532(f) - in Jersey which blew up on firing, killing at least one of the crew. They buried the blown bits near the gun pit, I assume, which were then discovered when excavation work was being done in preparation for the football pitch at the new prison at La Moye, and the pieces removed to the No.3 gun pit at Battery Möltke, where they still lie today...

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Re: German artillery with barrel blown up

Post by Sturm78 » 09 Aug 2011 12:20

Hi all,

Another two images from Ebay:

Image 1: 15cm sFH18
Image 2: 42cm M-Gërat from WW1

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Re: German artillery with barrel blown up

Post by Spontoon » 09 Aug 2011 16:45

Were these all accidental explosions, or "spiking' the guns?

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Re: German artillery with barrel blown up

Post by Sturm78 » 10 Aug 2011 12:44

Hi Spontoon,

I think most of these photos show accidental explosions, although it is sometimes difficult to differentiate.

Another image from Ebay:

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Re: German artillery with barrel blown up

Post by Sturm78 » 17 Aug 2011 11:01

Hi all,

Another image of a 15cm sFH18 german howitzer KO by internal explosion:

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Re: German artillery with barrel blown up

Post by Sturm78 » 30 Aug 2011 13:05

Hi all,

10.5cm K18 gun or 15cm sFH18 howitzer; It is difficult to distinguish

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Re: German artillery with barrel blown up

Post by Sturm78 » 31 Aug 2011 16:31

Hi all,

Another image from Ebay: It is the same gun of my first image in this thread

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Re: German artillery with barrel blown up

Post by Sturm78 » 08 Sep 2011 09:23

Hi all,

Another 15cm sFH18 howitzer with barrel blown

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Re: German artillery with barrel blown up

Post by peeved » 08 Sep 2011 16:45

Banana split odd gun on tracked chassis from exp. eBay.de auction, ex-Soviet barrel carriage?

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Re: German artillery with barrel blown up

Post by Sturm78 » 10 Sep 2011 09:05

Hi all,

Another 15cm sFH18 german howitzer with barrel blown up:

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Markus your image shows a 203mm Br-4 tracked barrel trailer (Soviet)
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Re: German artillery with barrel blown up

Post by peeved » 10 Sep 2011 10:17

Sturm78 wrote:Markus your image shows a 203mm Br-4 tracked barrel trailer (Soviet)
Thanks Sturm,

I suspected as much, it's just that the milled protrusion behind the barrel step looks different from the ones I've seen. No wonder, a portion of the barrel seems to be covered with canvas or some such stuff.

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Re: German artillery with barrel blown up

Post by Sturm78 » 16 Sep 2011 10:04

Hi all,

An image from WW1: 21cm Mrs howitzer with barrel blown up

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Re: German artillery with barrel blown up

Post by Sturm78 » 16 Dec 2011 16:17

Hi all,

15cm sFH18 howitzer near Sevastopol:

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