Turkish Artillery

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Post by Tosun Saral » 31 Oct 2006 14:06

Here is a Gallipoli Gun exibited in the Gallipoli Open Air National Museum. The shooter is a virtualtourist member Simon who visited battlefields of Gallipoli
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Post by Tosun Saral » 05 Nov 2006 14:01

According to Artillary Staff Col. Kenan Kocaturk "Bir Subayin Anilari" (Memories of an Officer, 1909-1999) the artillary cadets trained at artillary war school at Metris/Istanbul :
with 7,5 Krupp guns in 1928-30's.
After he graduated artillary war school he was appointed to 6th Battary of the 7th Artillary Regiment of the 7th Div. The battary had 1930 model 7,5/42 Armstrong Wickers AA flaks.

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Post by jopaerya » 08 Nov 2006 09:50

Hello All

Here a photo of the 7,5 cm Vickers Flak in the Turkish Army

Regards Jos
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Post by Tosun Saral » 05 Mar 2007 16:37

To Nuyt extra more guns: (PS: The one you saw at TV on Turkish Army day August 30th)

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Post by Tosun Saral » 14 Mar 2007 19:36

President Mustafa Kemal Atatürk inspecting the artillary in Adana May 24th 1938 just a few months before his dead. At that time there was a Hatay crisciss between Turkey and France. Adana was tge border province.
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Post by Mait » 05 Apr 2007 08:06

How widely were the infantry mortars used by Ottoman army in WW1?
Which were the models used?

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Post by Peter H » 14 Apr 2007 04:01

Mait wrote:How widely were the infantry mortars used by Ottoman army in WW1?
Which were the models used?

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The only reference I can find is that the Austrians supplied the XV Corps in Galicia with "8 mine throwers".


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Post by Mait » 17 Apr 2007 09:30

According to Osprey´s Austro-Hungarian Forces in WW1 (2) 1916-18 by Peter Jung among the principal Austro-Hungarian units on Turkish fronts was the k.u.k. Instruktionsdetachement für Gebirgsartillerie that also trained Turks in the use of trench mortars (p 38).

So perhaps some mortars were sent by Austria-Hungary for Ottoman units to be used in Turkish fronts?

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Post by nuyt » 19 May 2007 10:09

Ahum, and I thought all discussions on Turkish stuff had ceased...! They just went on oin a different place, silly me.

Tosun arkadasj, tks for those Rheinmetall 105mm pics!

For all others, take note of the Turkish artillery discussions here:
http://www.network54.com/Forum/330333/t ... iscussions
as well as the Turkish/Ottoman artillery inventory:
http://www.network54.com/Forum/330333/t ... 162728908/


Kind regards,
Nuyt

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Post by Tosun Saral » 19 May 2007 17:07

Turkish artillary at the fortification at Macarkale in 1880

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Post by Tosun Saral » 19 May 2007 17:15

1915

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Post by nuyt » 19 May 2007 19:44

tks!
That last one I have not yet idenitfied...

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Post by Peter H » 26 May 2007 14:55

From Purnell's History of the First World War.

"British gunners in action with a gun abandoned by the Turks..near Kut"
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Post by Tosun Saral » 16 Jun 2007 15:16

from ."Birinci Dunya Savasinda Turk Askeri Kiyafetleri (Turkish Military Uniforms During WW1) p.194

Turkish Artillary at Palastine Front
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