Turkish Artillery

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Post by Tosun Saral » 03 Jul 2007 08:08

A Turkish Fortress Artillary gun and dead Turkish artilary soldiers at Ayaspasha Fort captured by Bulgarians during Balkan War in 1913.
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Post by Tosun Saral » 03 Jul 2007 08:12

Turkish Artillary at Caucasus Mountains in 1915
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Post by Tosun Saral » 03 Jul 2007 08:17

Turkish heavy artillary captured by Russians in 1916
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Post by Tosun Saral » 03 Jul 2007 08:21

Turkish Artillary defending the Holy City of Medina at Hicaz Front.
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Post by Tosun Saral » 03 Jul 2007 09:11

Turkish artillary at Gallipoli during WW1
A true story about Turkish Artillary at Gallipoli told by my late father Maj. Gen. Ahmet Hulki Saral
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Post by Peter H » 03 Jul 2007 14:32

At the Istanbul Military Museum,copyright Dick Osseman

From: http://www.pbase.com/dosseman/miltary_maritime_museum

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Sultan Abdulhamit ordered these guns from the renowned German Krupp factories to defend the Dardanelles. They could shot 276 kilo shell from a 11,37 meters long barrel. This particular gun (there were two, but one was lost when it dropped into the sea during transport) was dedicated to, and named after, the man who, when the winch broke down, lifted these 276 kilo grenades to the gun at Çanakkale ,Private Seyyid.

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Post by Tosun Saral » 03 Jul 2007 15:32

Here is the story of Saıt or Seyit or Seyid son of Mehmet from Havran:
Imagefrom Harb Mecmuasi pic.: 340

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Post by Tosun Saral » 05 Jul 2007 16:36

from :www.unyeses.net

Gun at Fort of Giresun
Gun at park of Edirne

from :
http://www.resimland.com/img3234.htm - 25k
a gun at Gallipoli.
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Post by nuyt » 05 Jul 2007 20:50

Mersi Tosun, as always a good job. The last small weapon at Gallipoli seems to be a Bofors 75mm mountain gun, never used at Gallipoli though!
Did you find aother more modern weapons of the 1930s anf 40s?

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Post by nuyt » 11 Jul 2007 18:08

Please check out the nice website of artillery collector Ralph Lovett:
http://www.lovettartillery.com/
He also mentions some Turkish artillery....

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Post by Tosun Saral » 18 Jul 2007 11:59

Artillary officer Lt. Mehmet Şükrü Öner (Burdur 1892- ? 1985)
Mehmet Şükrü son of Hacı Mehmet Aga graduated from the faculty of Administration of Istanbul University in 1909. He attented to Ministry of Education as a teacher. As the war broke out he enlisted to the army as reserve officer. He served during Dardanelles Sea Battle in 1915 at Mecidiye Fortification at the order of 3rd Heavy Artillary Regiment. He defended the straits with his 24'er long guns. For his bravery at fight he was decoreted with war medal. After WW1 he joined the National Forces of Mustafa Kemal (Ataturk). In 1930's he was again enlisted to the army. In the picture you see him infront of a 24'er long gun which he fought during the fights at Dardanelles.
May he rest in peace
So more it be!

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Post by Tosun Saral » 18 Jul 2007 12:15

A Ottoman Turkish stamp published during WW1: Turkish Artillary at Gallipoli

The original photo was published by Harb Mecmuasi, The War Magazine Feb. 1916. It states that an Anti Air Artilary Gun at fire position. At Canakkale Front (Gallipoli) the heroes of our army which hunt enemy planes at fire position.
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Post by Tosun Saral » 18 Jul 2007 12:42

A gun at the park of Bozkir, a town in Middle of Turkey near Konya.
I think it is a long 24'er.
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Post by Tosun Saral » 18 Jul 2007 12:47

Gun at park of Mudanya, a town at the shore of Marmara Sea where in 1922 an armistrace was signed between Kemalist Turks and Allies and Greeks.

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Post by nuyt » 22 Jul 2007 01:51

I have a problem ID-ing this weapon:
http://www.network54.com/Forum/330333/m ... 77mm+FK16-

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