ID Italian guns

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Re: ID Italian guns

Post by shultz » 10 May 2020 20:30

Sturm78 wrote:
05 Jun 2016 20:03
Hi all,

I found this image on Ebay.
The barrel is an 305mm Obice da 305-17 but....the carriage and the wheels seems different to the standard. Any idea ??
:?

Sturm78
Hi Sturm, your photo shows a 305/15 howitzer on a Stampacchia carriage.
This is an installation designed by Colonel Stampacchia in 1916 to make transportation easier, and built in very few copies (a battery) by the "Officine di costruzione di Genova del Regio Esercito" of which Stampacchia was director; this is a military factory, different from Ansaldo (information taken from "Storia della artiglieria Italiana (History of Italian artillery)" by C. Montù 1934).
Regards.

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Re: ID Italian guns

Post by shultz » 10 May 2020 20:32

Sorry , 305/17 on Stampacchia carriage, not /15 !
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Re: ID Italian guns

Post by Sturm78 » 11 May 2020 13:42

Thanks, shultz :wink:
I've never seen this kind of carriage for the Obice da 305-17

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Re: ID Italian guns

Post by Sturm78 » 21 Jul 2021 21:23

Hi all,

This is an 305mm Obice da 305-17 howitzer, but my question is: Was this image taken during WW1 or during interwar period.
Any idea about the image posted 16 May 2019 with the same question ?
Sorry, I am not expert in uniform....s

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