Artillery gun near Njombe in Southern Tanzania

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Re: Artillery gun near Njombe in Southern Tanzania

Post by danebrog » 09 Jul 2017 21:38

After evacuation of Tabora Abt. Wintgens raided Camp Ngomiyi and captured two naval guns of unknown origin...pretty harmless suggestion indeed :-D

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Re: Artillery gun near Njombe in Southern Tanzania

Post by Tanzania » 15 Jul 2017 14:13

Thanks to the GWF some addition information and data could be added to this gun:
Origin of Q.F.12 PR. 8 CWT., 10/1916 at Ngominji – 11/1916 Lupembe?!?
http://1914-1918.invisionzone.com/forum ... 6-lupembe/



There are indications that this gun at Lupembe came from the British Protected cruiser HMS Hyacinth, and was used before the
event at Ngominyi, during the British advance along the Northern Railway in German East Africa.



Here is the source for my first presumption, that this gun is a 12.5 pdr Maxim-Nordenfelt gun.
12.5 pdr Maxim-Nordenfelt gun (The photo is correct and show a 12 pdr Gun, but the description is wrong)
https://www.google.de/search?q=May+Jack ... _Wq7g7FIXM:



The photo from the link picture not the same gun, but this is a 12.5pdr
'May Jackson' and the 12.5pdr outside the District Commissioners Office at Kasama in 1930
https://www.google.de/search?q=May+Jack ... 8SFBwnIbRM:



Here is also a 12½ pounder Breech Loading Gun which should show the same type at Kasama:
http://www.gracesguide.co.uk/images/d/d ... 9-p178.jpg


Cheers Holger
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Re: Artillery gun near Njombe in Southern Tanzania

Post by danebrog » 23 Jul 2017 07:41

Seems we FINALLY found these guns! Quite excellent!
So we've left just the 8-cm field gun and the 4.7

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Re: Artillery gun near Njombe in Southern Tanzania

Post by Tanzania » 23 Jul 2017 08:23

So we've left just the 8-cm field gun and the 4.7
I am aware of two types of 4,7-cm: original German and captured British,
But please help me to understand: the 8-cm field gun?

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Re: Artillery gun near Njombe in Southern Tanzania

Post by danebrog » 23 Jul 2017 15:02

The missing C73. Lost trace of her in mid 1917. Narungombe seems out of question...

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