K5 Railway Artillery Gun

Discussions on the fortifications, artillery, & rockets used by the Axis forces.
Sturm78
Member
Posts: 17994
Joined: 02 Oct 2008 17:18
Location: Spain

Re: K5 Railway Artillery Gun

Post by Sturm78 » 03 Aug 2015 08:41

Thank you, shamirnewell

Someone is sure about the railcar of my last image ? turntable sections wagon ??

Here, another two images of an abandoned 28cm K5 gun in Holland (E710 or E713 )

Sturm78
You do not have the required permissions to view the files attached to this post.

Sturm78
Member
Posts: 17994
Joined: 02 Oct 2008 17:18
Location: Spain

Re: K5 Railway Artillery Gun

Post by Sturm78 » 28 Aug 2015 10:59

Hi all,

Image from EBay:

Sturm78
You do not have the required permissions to view the files attached to this post.

Sturm78
Member
Posts: 17994
Joined: 02 Oct 2008 17:18
Location: Spain

Re: K5 Railway Artillery Gun

Post by Sturm78 » 10 Nov 2015 21:00

Hi all,

An image from EBay:

Sturm78
You do not have the required permissions to view the files attached to this post.

jopaerya
Member
Posts: 19238
Joined: 21 Jun 2004 13:21
Location: middelburg

Re: K5 Railway Artillery Gun

Post by jopaerya » 22 Nov 2015 15:16

According to the Ebay photo caption this should be Ahlen , the same place were also a 38 cm railway gun was found .

Regards Jos
You do not have the required permissions to view the files attached to this post.

Sturm78
Member
Posts: 17994
Joined: 02 Oct 2008 17:18
Location: Spain

Re: K5 Railway Artillery Gun

Post by Sturm78 » 03 Mar 2016 12:21

Hi all,

An blurry image from Ebay:

Sturm78
You do not have the required permissions to view the files attached to this post.

Sturm78
Member
Posts: 17994
Joined: 02 Oct 2008 17:18
Location: Spain

Re: K5 Railway Artillery Gun

Post by Sturm78 » 02 Apr 2016 17:01

Hi all,

Another image from Ebay

Sturm78
You do not have the required permissions to view the files attached to this post.

User avatar
kstdk
Member
Posts: 5446
Joined: 10 Jan 2004 16:59
Location: Denmark

Re: K5 Railway Artillery Gun

Post by kstdk » 03 Apr 2016 10:07

Hello

Is that concrete behind the gun??

Regards
Kurt
kstdk

User avatar
Manuferey
Member
Posts: 4082
Joined: 17 May 2007 14:52
Location: Virginia

Re: K5 Railway Artillery Gun

Post by Manuferey » 22 Sep 2016 02:49

A propaganda drawing of 1940:
28K5card1940.jpg
Source: http://www.ansichtskarten-center.de/eis ... 940-eckbug

Emmanuel
You do not have the required permissions to view the files attached to this post.

User avatar
Manuferey
Member
Posts: 4082
Joined: 17 May 2007 14:52
Location: Virginia

Re: K5 Railway Artillery Gun

Post by Manuferey » 24 Sep 2016 02:31

Here is a picture of a 28 cm K5 in Building 2 at Hanomag facilities. According to the website
http://www.hanomag-museum.de/html/hanom ... chnik.html
Hanomag assembled 7 K5 guns de 1941 à 1943. The small size of the picture comes from the website.
28K5Hanomag.jpg
We can note that the cover of the aiming stand is held with struts. This is a feature that is quite uncommon on pictures of K5 I've seen so far. On Ausf. A, Ausf. B and many Ausf. C guns, the cover was held with chains. See Robert for instance. I wonder if the struts were a feature specific to the K5 manufactured by Hanomag. :idea:

The best known example of K5 with struts is Leopold (see picture below at Civitavecchia).
Leopoldstruts.jpg
Here is another picture of a K5 with struts (location and date unknown):
28cmK5withstruts.jpg
Source: http://www.worldwarphotos.info/gallery/ ... ilway-gun/

Emmanuel
You do not have the required permissions to view the files attached to this post.

User avatar
Manuferey
Member
Posts: 4082
Joined: 17 May 2007 14:52
Location: Virginia

Re: K5 Railway Artillery Gun

Post by Manuferey » 25 Sep 2016 15:49

Manuferey wrote:On Ausf. A, Ausf. B and many Ausf. C guns, the cover was held with chains.
Emmanuel
Here is an intriguing picture of a gun with the cover of the aiming stand held with struts: there are provisions for Sprengwerk and it seems that there is the circular hatch on the side. This would make it an Ausf. B. But the only Ausf B I know is 919 217 which had the cover held with chains. :?
28cmK5Sprengwerkstruts.jpg
(picture first posted by Andrzej in a post in the following thread:
http://forum.axishistory.com/viewtopic. ... 0&t=224543

Emmanuel
You do not have the required permissions to view the files attached to this post.

User avatar
Manuferey
Member
Posts: 4082
Joined: 17 May 2007 14:52
Location: Virginia

Re: K5 Railway Artillery Gun

Post by Manuferey » 29 Sep 2016 23:01

What is the cylindrical-shaped piece of hardware in front of the guns below?
28cmK5cylinder.jpg
(Sources: as indicated for top left picture, 2nd page of this thread for picture on bottom left and ebay for right picture)

Emmanuel
You do not have the required permissions to view the files attached to this post.

rpk4
Member
Posts: 66
Joined: 28 Jun 2015 20:25
Location: usa

Re: K5 Railway Artillery Gun

Post by rpk4 » 26 Oct 2016 22:20

Manuferey wrote: We can note that the cover of the aiming stand is held with struts. This is a feature that is quite uncommon on pictures of K5 I've seen so far. On Ausf. A, Ausf. B and many Ausf. C guns, the cover was held with chains. See Robert for instance. I wonder if the struts were a feature specific to the K5 manufactured by Hanomag. :idea:
Emmanuel
You know there is data on the 135th website (http://www.one35th.com/model/k5/k5_hist03.htm) that lists 919217, 919218, 919219 and 919220 as being manufactured by Hanomag...
Manuferey wrote:What is the cylindrical-shaped piece of hardware in front of the guns below?

http://forum.axishistory.com/download/f ... iewder.jpg
How about the auxiliary generator(?) that would connect to the gun via the hatch on the front left of the gondola?

__________

And now for something completely different, what does anyone have to say about this image:
065-07-K5-in-France.jpg
I was under the impression this photo was taken in France - K5 (E) No. 919396, but then I saw this:
065-07-K5-not-in-France.jpg
It sure looks like the rail car on the left is part of the Pennsylvania Railroad? That would place an K5 (E) Ausf. D in the USA, right? O'Rourke (Anzio Annie does say that in February 1946, 2 more K5 (E) guns arrived in the U.S., having been found in the Hillersheben and Leipzig rail yards - one smooth bore barrel and one standard, the standard having never been fired.
boxcar.jpg
JB
You do not have the required permissions to view the files attached to this post.

User avatar
Manuferey
Member
Posts: 4082
Joined: 17 May 2007 14:52
Location: Virginia

Re: K5 Railway Artillery Gun

Post by Manuferey » 28 Oct 2016 21:56

rpk4 wrote:
Manuferey wrote: We can note that the cover of the aiming stand is held with struts. This is a feature that is quite uncommon on pictures of K5 I've seen so far. On Ausf. A, Ausf. B and many Ausf. C guns, the cover was held with chains. See Robert for instance. I wonder if the struts were a feature specific to the K5 manufactured by Hanomag. :idea:
Emmanuel
You know there is data on the 135th website (http://www.one35th.com/model/k5/k5_hist03.htm) that lists 919217, 919218, 919219 and 919220 as being manufactured by Hanomag...
Yes, this is that list that made me think of the possible specific feature of Hanomag-built K5s. I hope to come across a German document or information one day that will prove or disprove my theory. Then we'll have one way to recognize Hanomag-made K5s.
rpk4 wrote:
Manuferey wrote:What is the cylindrical-shaped piece of hardware in front of the guns below?
http://forum.axishistory.com/download/f ... iewder.jpg
How about the auxiliary generator(?) that would connect to the gun via the hatch on the front left of the gondola?
Yes, some kind of auxiliary generator would make sense. I wonder how it was connected to other parts: see the large cylindrical connecting part on top with bolts. Maybe it was steam-powered by a steam locomotive?
rpk4 wrote:And now for something completely different, what does anyone have to say about this image:
065-07-K5-in-France.jpg
I was under the impression this photo was taken in France - K5 (E) No. 919396, but then I saw this:
065-07-K5-not-in-France.jpg
It sure looks like the rail car on the left is part of the Pennsylvania Railroad? That would place an K5 (E) Ausf. D in the USA, right? O'Rourke (Anzio Annie does say that in February 1946, 2 more K5 (E) guns arrived in the U.S., having been found in the Hillersheben and Leipzig rail yards - one smooth bore barrel and one standard, the standard having never been fired.
boxcar.jpg
JB
Jeff,

You'll be interested in the following thread:
28 cm K 5 (E) at U.S. Aberdeen Proving Grounds
http://forum.axishistory.com/viewtopic. ... 0&t=205906

There is a 3rd K5 gun in the 1st picture (in jos' post of 17 Feb 2014 13:56). If you look at the barrel of the middle gun, the pattern of the camouflage painting seems to be the same as for the barrel of 919356. :D

Emmanuel

rpk4
Member
Posts: 66
Joined: 28 Jun 2015 20:25
Location: usa

Re: K5 Railway Artillery Gun

Post by rpk4 » 02 Nov 2016 15:47

Thank you Emmanuel.

Just saw a large group of images on ebay http://stores.ebay.com/100yearsofhistor ... artillerie.

Notice the item on the front with a cable or hose connected to the gondola.
2016-10-31-009.jpg
JB
You do not have the required permissions to view the files attached to this post.

User avatar
Manuferey
Member
Posts: 4082
Joined: 17 May 2007 14:52
Location: Virginia

Re: K5 Railway Artillery Gun

Post by Manuferey » 06 Nov 2016 14:19

I think that K5 around Leningrad in 1943 would belong to E.686. The photos seem to show an Ausf. B and an Ausf. C.

Here is another photo album of a member of E.686 in Russia: http://www.photo-war.com/eng/archives/album5243.htm

Emmanuel

Return to “Fortifications, Artillery, & Rockets”