'Big Bertha' captured. Paris, France.

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Post by Kaan Caglar » 22 Mar 2004 21:47

Well, I guess Ottoman Goverment didnt import Guns from France or England in the 1900's.
I think we should now be looking for pre-1900 Guns. Did you check any books about them?
I mean there are many refences for these gun emplacements in Gallipoli and they state there were 355/L35 guns over there. Will be looking for further information.
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Post by dead-cat » 22 Mar 2004 22:22

i checkd. the largest pre 1900 gun (i could find) was the german 305mm/L9 gamma prototype from 1897 (Krupp).

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Post by Kaan Caglar » 23 Mar 2004 00:04

OK. Check this out Kamerad,
Thanks to Mr. Dave Alton for his help about this.
The map is from:
'Halbmund and Kaiseradler' by Bernd Langensiepen
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The book says
All of the /35 cal guns, both 14" (35.5cm) and 9.4" (24cm) were Krupp built guns and installed in the late 1880s.
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note however that this map shows all the batteries, including those destroyed by the Allies in Feb 1915 (nos. 1, 2, 39 & 40) and others installed by the Germans and Ottomans (nos. 33, 34 & 38 ) after the assault of March 1915.

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Post by Oleg Grigoryev » 23 Mar 2004 00:11

_KaaN_ wrote:
oleg wrote:Russian army Used 305mm howitzers and 254mm canons.. I don't have any pictures though.

Hello oleg,
Were there any larger guns in the era of First World War?? Also where were they developed and built?
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Kaan
I have to see the development history.. there were some 356mm of British design - meant for use on armored cruisers -eventually they ended up being used as a coastal artillery.

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