Hillersleben

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Post by jopaerya » 24 Jan 2006 19:19

Hello All

On one of the photo's you can see the
the Mörser 18 used to fire 21 cm Rochling
shell , according to the report C.I.O.S. G2 division
SHAEF APO 413 Target No 2/17 .

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Post by Zünder » 24 Jan 2006 19:29

@Jos,

do you have that report by any chance ? (zou mooi zijn..)

This particular Mrs 18 seems to have some sort of subcaliber barrel, both types of Röchlingshells that became operational needed the full bore barrel.
So this must be another kind of experiment.

Page H11 is interesting as well; you can just see part of the breech of a Hochdruckpumpe.

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re-HILLERSLEBEN

Post by Pablo Sela » 25 Jan 2006 05:21

Gentlemen;
Thank You for your replies
Here's some more material from the Hilersleben album:
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Post by Pablo Sela » 25 Jan 2006 05:31

Projectile Display Room
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Post by Pablo Sela » 25 Jan 2006 05:32

Tank Obstacles.There's quite a few of these..
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Post by Pablo Sela » 25 Jan 2006 05:34

Conctrete Slab Area
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Post by Pablo Sela » 25 Jan 2006 05:34

Railway Gun Breech
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Post by Pablo Sela » 25 Jan 2006 05:44

Meppen.
Looking down at Range from top of velocity tower.Main Front.
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Post by Pablo Sela » 25 Jan 2006 05:45

Meppen.
76,2 Barbette Naval Mounts.
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Post by jopaerya » 25 Jan 2006 09:44

Hello Pablo Sela

On your last photo from Meppen ,
you can see the 7,5 cm Pak 40 M in
L.M. 39/43 a Naval version of the
7,5 cm Pak 40 .

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Post by kstdk » 25 Jan 2006 09:50

Hello

Again, most outstanding pictures...thanks for sharing !!

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Kurt
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Post by kstdk » 25 Jan 2006 10:11

Hello

About my former question about Meppen, i have received an answer from a member on another Forum, who had seen this Topic here:

Quote: Beneath the insert.

kstdk wrote:Hello Pablo Sela
Both Meppen and Hillersleben was, as you yourselve indicate, large testing grounds for all kind of material, maybe mostly Artillery ( Meppen was for sure a Artillery Range and also large training area ).

At Meppen, today there is ( i think it is ) a test center for trains, the new fast passengertrains are tested there, and there is a museum about it, am i right - anyone ??

I for one, would like to have a chance to see a closer picture of "H11", if possible - the two pictures in the bottom right and left side ?? And maybe also "Hillersleben 007" picture bottom right, the Artillerypiece. ??

Would that be possible, and if you have more pictures of that kind - please show us !!

Best Regards
Kurtkstdk.


Regarding Meppen: Quote.

"I just read your posting in axis history forum. As I´m not registered there, you get this PN here:
Meppen military testing range (near Meppen) is not affected by the fast "train" testing line, which is between Lathen (15 km north of Meppen) and Doerpen (25 km north of Meppen). The military area is northest of Meppen, in a triangle Meppe/Soegel/Dorpen.

This train testing line is for "Transrapid", high speed trains on magnetic lift and propulsion system; no wheels. This testing line was build about 25 years ago, when the federal Ministry for traffic needed a testing strip for high speed trains of at least 15 km length. In this area the "Dortmund-Ems-Kanal" was planned before WW2, but never completed between Lingen and Doerpen. But the canal area was dedicated as a "traffic line", so it was easier to commute it to a train testing line.
In fact, the train testing line is placed just aside the canal, which is partly filled with water. "

Unquote.

I again thank for this answer about Meppen - that did set that question right!! :)

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Kurt
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Post by S_haule » 25 Jan 2006 17:38

Dear members,

I look in Google Earth for an air photo of this place : it seems to be gigantic area !

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Sébastien
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Post by Zünder » 25 Jan 2006 18:38

The picture of the projectile room shows what Hillersleben was all about.
Experimental sub calibers shells in the front.
Seemingly normal shells in the left background.
And proofshots to the left.

The fortificationgun looks like an emplacement for a 10 cm KK.

The railway gun looks french, does anybody have any data on this ?


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Mine Exploder

Post by Geoff Walden » 26 Jan 2006 19:28

Pablo Sela wrote:Mine Exploder..


Does anyone know what this "mine exploder" was?

I see that the Ordnance Technical Inspection Team #9 had already been there.

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