Italian guns in Russia: Please Identify !

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Italian guns in Russia: Please Identify !

Post by Trommelfeuer » 07 Mar 2004 22:40

Please help to identify the guns on the photos below:

Photo 1:
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Photo 2:
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source: source: Foto Russia

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Post by Johan Elisson » 07 Mar 2004 23:06

Second one is easy, the picture text says cannone anticarro da 47/32, i e 47mm L/32 anti-tank gun.

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Post by Trommelfeuer » 08 Mar 2004 00:02

Thank you Johan!

Maybe the first photo shows some captured soviet 47mm AT guns ?

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Post by Harri » 08 Mar 2004 00:13

They are captured Soviet 45 mm AT guns which were enlarged from the original German 37 mm PaK construct.

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Are they firing indirect fire in the second photo or why they have that teodolite with them? AT fire is always shot directly aiming.
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Post by Johan Elisson » 08 Mar 2004 00:15

The quality of the pic isn't the best, so I'm not sure, but it could be the German 3.7 cm PaK35/36, although the wheels seem to be different than the one I've seen previously.

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Post by dragos » 08 Mar 2004 12:22

They could be 4.7cm PaK Bohler

An article on the 47 mm Breda anti-tank gun (second picture):
http://www.worldwar2.ro/arme/?category=guns&article=3&language=en

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Post by Kenshiro » 08 Mar 2004 16:35

the first two, surely are two sovietic 45mm with german shield. They are nick named Lenin and Stalin.
The pics below are a 47/32 support/at gun.

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Post by Trommelfeuer » 08 Mar 2004 20:09

Well, what can I say?

Thank you very much gentlemen!

Regards, Sven

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