What gun is this?

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lesm
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What gun is this?

Post by lesm » 07 May 2002 19:06

Please ID this gun. It's different than a standard u-boot gun and much more similar to a flak 88.

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Post by Andy H » 07 May 2002 20:48

Sorry can't be much help as I thought the only deck guns used by U-Boats were 88mm on Type VII's and some 105's on Type IA's

:D Andy from the Shire

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Post by Christian Ankerstjerne » 07 May 2002 21:44

could be a 12.8cm FlaK 40...

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SKC/35

Post by Bjørn from Norway » 09 May 2002 14:23

Hello!
I believe it could be the SKC/35, that came on different mounts. Compare with the one at: http://www.warships1.com/Weapons/WNGER_ ... _skc35.htm

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Post by TonyG » 10 May 2002 00:17

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This is your pic Bjorn

I've been looking at the first one for a couple of days, apart from the mounting, the breechblock and recoil chambers look entirely different to me.

I was also not sure whether it is on a UBoat, I thought it could be an Italian Sub, the conning tower looks to be without the spray deflectors seen about halfway up the tower, although it could be a WWI Uboat

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Post by TonyG » 10 May 2002 00:37

Here's another pic of the 8.8 SKC/35, the recoil chambers look different to me

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The 88 FlaK also only has one recoil chamber

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Got me stumped

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What gun is this?

Post by Antonio Pena » 14 May 2002 23:21

I think that the gun is the 8,8 cm Schiffskanone C/35 in Unterseebootslafette C35. Is the only one 8,8 gun with two recoil chambers over the gun, also no one of the 10,5 cm has these two.

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Post by Lawrence Tandy » 31 May 2002 01:36

I believe that only 88's and 105's were used as deck guns(excluding aa)
Other than that your guess is as good as mine

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