Artillery identification

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David Lehmann
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Artillery identification

Post by David Lehmann » 02 Oct 2003 01:05

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found on http://www.tracks-n-troops.com

wondering what it could be.

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Post by ChristopherPerrien » 02 Oct 2003 01:31

A guess would be a barrel for a German 150 or 170mm gun/howitzer.
Morser/Lafayette(sp?)

They were carried in separate loads over distance because the weight was too great for horse teams. Even with mechanized transport it was easier to transport them that way also.

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Post by David Lehmann » 02 Oct 2003 01:48

mmm I see, you mean "Lafette" which means carriage in English (affût in French) I guess.

Not sure about the type/caliber but yes it is transported in two pieces, like the French 220mm Schneider on this photo :

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