New Photo - German Artillery Piece

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New Photo - German Artillery Piece

Post by Dunkirchen1940 » 27 Oct 2003 19:52

What do you think? What type/caliber gun is this?
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Post by Signal » 28 Oct 2003 12:33

Hi,

I'm not a specialist, but it seems to be a russian gun, maybe somewhere in France, on the Atlantikwall.

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Post by Dunkirchen1940 » 30 Oct 2003 00:43

That could very well be, but to me it still looks German in manufacture.

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Post by Lawrence Tandy » 30 Oct 2003 00:49

Could it be a 170mm?
Maybe a 210mm?
Just guessing.

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Post by Tom Houlihan » 30 Oct 2003 02:54

It could be just my eyes, but the kanonier on the left looks to be wearing a WWI uniform? Is anyone able to zoom in on that a little better?

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Post by Ville Kosonen » 30 Oct 2003 06:55

I would say it is regular sFH 18 15cm howitzer.

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Post by Dan Mouritzsen » 30 Oct 2003 12:34

Hi

Same here. It has the same characteristics as a 15cm sFH 18.

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Post by _The_General_ » 30 Oct 2003 13:11

hi karl

the buildings look belgium or dutch

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Post by Dunkirchen1940 » 30 Oct 2003 15:07

The photo came in the mail yesterday and reads on the back "Waffenmeisterei". Does anyone know what that would mean in english? And yes, the guy on the left does look like he is wear a pillbox cap from the Kaiserzeit.

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Post by Jack Nisley » 30 Oct 2003 16:09

Not 170mm or 210mm. Not Russian, the "elevating cylinders" (Not technically correct term, but I hope you understand what I mean) are not tall enough. Not 15cm sFH18, barrel too long. Probably 15cm K16 (WW I)or K18 (WW II). Have to look in reference book when I get home tonight.

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Post by Dan Mouritzsen » 30 Oct 2003 20:17

Hi

Waffenmeisterei is the German name for the armoury (ordnance) shop - armorer-artificer's staff or function.

I have just been looking at the photos I have of a real 15cm sFH 18 and it is a 15cm sFH 18 - everything matches!

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Post by Jack Nisley » 31 Oct 2003 14:37

Dan, looked in my references and have come to the conclusion I need an eye checkup and new glasses.

Jack Nisley

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Post by Dunkirchen1940 » 31 Oct 2003 15:02

Thanks for the help guys'!
I will go and do more research on this gun.
Thanks again!
Karl
P.S.- Is it definately WWII?

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Post by Jack Nisley » 31 Oct 2003 15:40

It has a split trail so would be WW II. I can't think of a WW I German artillery piece with a split trail.

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Post by Alexander » 31 Oct 2003 21:39

I think it's K-18. :?

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