105 mm LG42

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David Lehmann
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105 mm LG42

Post by David Lehmann » 12 Apr 2003 15:27

Hello,

Could someone provide a WW2 photography of the german 105 mm LG42 recoiless gun ? Thanks.

David

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Post by Juha Tompuri » 12 Apr 2003 17:55

Hi David,

Not action pics, but something:
http://www.lexikon-der-wehrmacht.de/Waf ... chutze.htm

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Post by Trommelfeuer » 12 Apr 2003 18:17

Edit: :D I think the following pic shows a 105 mm L.G./42 recoiless gun in Tunesia, 1943:
(source: http://reformline.de/fallschirmtruppe.html )

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Post by David Lehmann » 12 Apr 2003 18:45

Many thanks folks ... I wanted to figure out the size of a 105 mm LG compared to a 75 mm LG ... both seem to be very "small" compared to other arty pieces.

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Post by Trommelfeuer » 12 Apr 2003 19:15

You're welcome! :)

I found a good picture of two 10,5 cm Leichtgeschütze 40 towed by Ketttenkrafträder I'd like to share... :)

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Post by Xavier » 12 Apr 2003 21:02

thanks for the pic Trommelfeuer!

some comments on the pics and the recoil of the (recoiless) gun..

on the first pic, the gunner has positioned himself far to the right of the gun to avoid the back blast of the gun..very smart guy!! he is firing the gun with a long lanyard.

on the second picture, see the small size of the guns spades..,
(the parts that "fix" the gun to the ground so it can't move backwards when firing..) that speaks a lot of the recoil, also the gun is being towed muzzle first!! (strange)

very lightweight, by the size of the wheels and the tractor (kettenkrad) towing it!!

the "T" shaped part is a handle for infantry to position the gun in a fast way.

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Xavier

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