Turkish Artillery

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Re: Turkish Artillery

Post by Tosun Saral » 03 Apr 2008 16:23

Gun at the town of Burhaniye of the Province Balikesir at West Turkey.
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Re: Turkish Artillery

Post by nuyt » 26 Jun 2008 21:43

Some updates:
http://www.network54.com/Forum/330333/t ... ion+thread

Dear Tosun,
Also check out the updates on the Turkish vehicle thread....

Kind regards,
Nuyt

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Re: Turkish Artillery

Post by SASH155 » 01 Jul 2008 20:15

What is the horsedrawn gun in the color photos??? And the First World War photo of the gunners loading the howitzer, what is that weapon??? The barrel is mounted beneath the recoil system! Perhaps a 15cm Krupp export howitzer, one I have never seen before (it's certainly not the 15cm sFH L/14 field howitzer so often attributed to the pre-First World War Ottoman army)? As to the two photos of the gunners standing proudly around their pieces ca. 1947 (supposedly a "155mm Schneider C17S" sic.), it is actually the Skoda 15cm K-1 (aka. M-1933) field howitzer; the K-1 was also exported to Iran. A similar weapon (the K-2) was exported to Romania as the M-1934, and to Yugoslavia as the M-1936.
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Re: Turkish Artillery

Post by nuyt » 01 Jul 2008 21:30

Hi Sash, check out also this link
http://www.network54.com/Forum/330333/t ... +1900-1945

That heavy piece with the recoil on top is still a mystery indeed...

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Re: Turkish Artillery

Post by SASH155 » 01 Jul 2008 22:58

I think I have seen a similar "mystery" field howitzer on the Landships site which is being restored in Australia. I will look for the link.

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Re: Turkish Artillery

Post by Tosun Saral » 06 Oct 2008 18:58

Gun at Akçakoca. Akçakoca is a small fishing town at west coast of Black Sea.
I took the pixs with courtesy of my dear friend Erkan Kiraz from his facebook collection.
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Re: Turkish Artillery

Post by Stellan Bojerud » 28 Dec 2008 17:03

According to an Austro-Hungarian source in November 1913 Turkey still had these older artillery guns. Mainly in the Asian part of Turkey.

87 mm M 1873 Krupp Fieldguns approx 500 pcs
75 mm M 1873 Krupp Fieldguns for Horse Arty approx 120 pcs
75 mm M 1873 Krupp Mountain guns approx 300 pcs
120 mm M 1892 Krupp Howitzers 72 pcs

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Re: Turkish Artillery

Post by Tosun Saral » 27 Mar 2009 11:33

My son Emre Saral's friend from the Uni of Hacettepe, Ankara Mrs.Ercivan Can send the following pixs for our forum.
The gun at the fortress of Giresun. Giresun is situated at the shore of Black Sea. It is a sup tropical place always under rain. Giresun is famous of its hazel nut plantages.
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Re: Turkish Artillery

Post by nuyt » 25 Apr 2009 10:41

Dear Tosun arkadesj!

Tks for those pics.
I have some new updates here:
http://www.network54.com/Forum/330333/t ... ion+thread
all the way at the end....

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Re: Turkish Artillery

Post by Tosun Saral » 26 Apr 2009 10:05

Turkish canon at the castle of Akka/Akko/Acre/ Israel. Akka was a Turkish port north of Heifa/Hayfa during the years 1517-1918.
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Re: Turkish Artillery

Post by Tosun Saral » 26 Apr 2009 10:53

Turkish gun from 1519 in a far-flung corner of Horseguards' Parade, Whitehall, today. The plaque reads:
Made by Murad son of Abdullah, Chief Gunner in 1524. Taken in Egypt by the British Army in 1801. The gun is inscribed
"The Solomon of the age the great Sultan commander the dragon guns(to be made) When they breathe roaring like thunder. May the enemy's forts be raised (sic) to the ground. Year of Hegira 931 (1519)

TS's Nota: Turks conquered Egypt in 1517. Google you are great! I have read and heard about the role of famous Turkish artillary guns in history. But this is the first time that I see famous Turkish made gun that defeated Iran, Egypt, Serbia and Hungarians at Mohac. I understand now better how Turks conqured 3 continents and 7 seas. :D
On the other hand that picture of the captive Turkish gun made me feel sorrow. They put a cork into the mouth of the gun as if the British say "Hey You Turkish Dragon! You can not roar anymore. Your days of glory and conquere are gone. Be a good dragon and stay at your corner. Obey our orders" :(
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Re: Turkish Artillery

Post by Peter K » 23 May 2009 14:47

Great photos!

Thanks for them!

Best regards!
Peter

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Re: Turkish Artillery

Post by Tosun Saral » 04 Jun 2009 09:54

My friend Shaun Craill from New Zeeland has forwarded me on Mon, Jun 1, 2009 a photograph of Gun
no. 442, a Turkish 75mm (Krupp 1903 model) quick firing field gun of the type used at Gallipoli mentioning that this particular example was manufactured in 1905 and was captured by Australian Light Horse somewhere in Palestine later in the war. It is now residing on the war memorial hill in Arrowtown, New Zealand. It appears to have been destroyed by a demolition charge, perhaps because the Turkish soldiers did not wish it be fall into the hands of the enemy intact?
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Re: Turkish Artillery

Post by 106th Art.Reg.(TUR) » 19 Jun 2009 17:35

Following the request of our Signal Lt. Tosun Saral, Here are some pictures of Turkish Artillery from the 1940's;
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2.Ordu, 6. Kolordu, 106. Topcu Alayi, 1. Topcu Taburu, 1. Batarya, AMM cavusu Topcu Cavus Mehmet Y. Istanbul- EMRET KOMUTANIM!

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Re: Turkish Artillery

Post by nuyt » 23 Jun 2009 07:58

Hi 106, thanks for your contributions!
Please check also here:
http://www.network54.com/Forum/330333/t ... ion+thread
and
http://www.network54.com/Forum/330333/t ... +1900-1945
Kind regards,
Nuyt

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