Turkish Artillery

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Re: Turkish Artillery

Post by peeved » 19 Jan 2019 09:16

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Re: Turkish Artillery

Post by stevebecker » 20 Jan 2019 23:37

Mate,

Many thanks for these interesting photos.

The Ottomans introduced a number of converted guns into Trench Mortars during 1917

We discussed this under the "Turkish Mortar units"

where I wrote

"Possibly right, as the prisoner, a Turkish soldier from the 102 TMB, mentioned they had two wheels and towed by a bullock.

When he mentioned Mantelli gun, I thought he may have refered to a 87mm Mantelli gun used as either a mountain or field gun, but that appears incorrect.

I am glad we now have an answer to the question of these old guns, I never put two and two together, always good to have a second pair of eyes"

These units are shown as;

101st TMB 102nd TMB 103rd TMB (each 6x 95mm motars) 104th TMB 105th TMB (unknown) 106th and 107th TMB (each 4x155mm motars) 113th TMB (6x 95mm mortars) 115th TMB (unknown) and 116th TMB (unknown) - reported lost during Beersheba Oct to Dec 1917 Cevad Bey mentions the number of guns that lost in the 2nd chapter of his report 103rd TMB (4 guns) 106th TMB (6 guns) 113rd TMB (4 guns) 115th TMB (1 gun) 116th TMB (4 guns)

Post 1917 these weapons appear to disappear from the Ottoman order of Battle, or I can't find them anywhere?

Why didn't the Germans send them the better Mineweffers types used in France, is not stated any where?

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Re: Turkish Artillery

Post by Sturm78 » 07 Jun 2019 20:35

Hi all,

Does somebody have any information about the 10cm K18 gun in Turkish Army service during ww2?
Were these guns supplied to Turkey before World War II or during the course of it?

For the images, it seems that these guns were of a special version different from the German, transported in two separate loads despite being motorized

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Re: Turkish Artillery

Post by Sturm78 » 01 May 2020 10:37

Nobody for my last question about the 10cm K18 ?

Well, here an image of a 7.5cm Krupp gun.
It seems that the Turkish had various different models of the 7.5cm Krupp gun : M1095-M1910-M1911

How is it possible differenciate between the different models ?

Image from Getty archive
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Re: Turkish Artillery

Post by peeved » 15 May 2020 23:26

From exp. eBay auction N:o 193312838471.

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Re: Turkish Artillery

Post by CharlieC » 17 May 2020 23:11

The early Krupp 75mm guns have a different breech opening arrangement compared to the later (after about 1907). The early guns used a screw
thread in the top of the breech (attached 1904 build date gun). The later guns used a gear drive on top of the breech block like a 77mm FK 96 n.A.

I've never seen a 1911 gun - there are none in Australia (afaik). The later Krupp 75mm guns had a thickened upper part of the breech. I've attached an image of Brazilian order gun from 1913 but I don't know if the 1911 order guns had this.

The two images of a 75mm in battery clearly show the screw thread on top if the breech making it one of the early guns.

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Re: Turkish Artillery

Post by Sturm78 » 19 May 2020 22:42

Thnaks for your answer, CharlieC

This feature is quite difficult to see in most of the wartime photos, however

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Re: Turkish Artillery

Post by Sturm78 » 21 May 2020 16:59

Hi all,

Does anyone know what exactly is the equipment in this image?
According to the caption, they are accessories for the Turkish M1930 Bofors mountain gun

Image from Ebay
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