Artillery in the colonies 1914

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Re: Artillery in the colonies 1914

Post by Tanzania » 24 Apr 2021 11:23

But when we compare this proved, longest 3,7-cm L/30 Version with the 3,7-cm `Lukigura´
version, the question raised, if this would be maybe on of the shorter L/23 or L/21 versions
which Ludwig Boell mentioned in his letter to Sabath?

To be honest, the breech block looks also completely different, between both Versions.


03_3,7-cm L30.jpg
04_3,7-cm L23 or L21 .png
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Re: Artillery in the colonies 1914

Post by danebrog » 24 Apr 2021 16:18

If I had to guess:
upper picture - Krupp with Gruson DNA (post 1893)
lower picture - purebred Krupp (pre 1893)

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Re: Artillery in the colonies 1914

Post by Tanzania » 25 Apr 2021 10:20

I would agree with the assumption. So we stay open for further investigations with the 3,7-cm Gun versions.
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Again; - thanks for the other info; - I will come back later to the 6-cm Gebirgskanone L/15 in Kolonial-Lafette)

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Re: Artillery in the colonies 1914

Post by nastle » 30 Sep 2021 04:17

Tanzania wrote:
25 Apr 2021 10:20
I would agree with the assumption. So we stay open for further investigations with the 3,7-cm Gun versions.
(
Again; - thanks for the other info; - I will come back later to the 6-cm Gebirgskanone L/15 in Kolonial-Lafette)

Cheers Holger
Thank you so much for the pics and information really enjoyed it

I was reading Jagers book on german artillery that when stalemate set in the germans employed a lot of naval guns on improvised carriages and mounts do you have any information on that or recommend a source

much appreciate it

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Re: Artillery in the colonies 1914

Post by Tanzania » 01 Oct 2021 08:05

Good morning nastle,

The best background information about the twelve naval guns of the small cruiser Königsberg in German East Africa
are summarized in this book: Königsberg. A German East African Raider by Kevin Patience

The best summary about German Artillery in all Colonies are here by Chris Dale:
http://www.germancolonialuniforms.co.uk/
http://www.germancolonialuniforms.co.uk ... illery.htm


In the three small volumes you will find the artillery of all nations between 1900 and 1970.
Volume 2 also contains the two naval calibres 10.5 and 15 cm, which were equipped with field mounts.

Leichte Feldgeschütze - Artillerie des 20. Jahrhunderts Band 1 by Kosar Franz,
Mittlere Feldgeschütze - Artillerie des 20. Jahrhunderts Band 2 by Kosar Franz,
Schwere Feldgeschütze - Artillerie des 20. Jahrhunderts Band 3 by Kosar Franz,

But maybe other readers know further books or sources?

We can All support the AHF if we by books through here: app.php/support

Cheers Holger
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