ID Equipment

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ID Equipment

Post by iron93 » 06 Dec 2020 14:57

What is the machinery behind the soldiers in the photo? A gun? Some kind of equipment?
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Post by Waleed Y. Majeed » 06 Dec 2020 15:45

Looks like a rangefinder

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Post by Dili » 06 Dec 2020 17:26

Are you sure this is Italian?

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Post by iron93 » 06 Dec 2020 20:30

Yes, it's my grandfather. I'm looking up for more details but for the moment I have nothing, not even a date.

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Post by Waleed Y. Majeed » 07 Dec 2020 00:37

They might be leaning up against a “kommandogerät 36”.
viewtopic.php?f=20&t=114&start=15#p1040935
And one more in almost same angle. See “drum” far right man is standing by and angle of tubing behind man 2nd right. https://www.lonesentry.com/manuals/germ ... ntrol.html

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Re: ID Equipment

Post by iron93 » 07 Dec 2020 19:10

EDIT: New information, the photo is from 1942, on the small island of Bergeggi, near Genova. A local coastal "presidio", a defensive garrison.

The men are described generically as "artiglieri" or "artillerymen", so I can't say if it's coastal artillery or anti-aircraft artillery.

@Waleed Y. Majeed Thanks a lot! That's very useful!

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Re: ID Equipment

Post by Dili » 08 Dec 2020 03:40

iron93 wrote:
06 Dec 2020 20:30
Yes, it's my grandfather. I'm looking up for more details but for the moment I have nothing, not even a date.
Thanks , i asked because i got a Soviet feeling from that photo.

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It seems Waleed is correct, excellent.

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