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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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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