Turkish Artillery

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The guns at Kabatepe, for Nuyt

Post by gallipoli1915 » 30 Jul 2007 01:12

The guns at Kabatepe
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Guns at Kabatepe for Nuyt

Post by gallipoli1915 » 30 Jul 2007 01:16

Guns at Kabatepe
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Guns at Kabatepe for Nuyt

Post by gallipoli1915 » 30 Jul 2007 01:20

Other Gun at Kabatepe
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Post by Tosun Saral » 30 Jul 2007 08:59

1936-38 Turkish artillary soldiers with a gun
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Post by Tosun Saral » 30 Jul 2007 09:47

Artillary Corporal Müstecip and his crew posing after they sorrounded the French sub "Turqouise" by arrtillary fire.
source Harb Mecmuası, (The War Magazine) Nr.2, Dec. 1915
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Post by Tosun Saral » 30 Jul 2007 11:42

A howitzer (?) exhibited in the garden of a fortress at Gallipoli
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Post by nuyt » 06 Aug 2007 12:48

Dear Gallipoli1915,

I have already sent you a pm, but let me express my gratitude here as well: thank you for your pictures of the Kabatepe guns and your visit to Canakkale Fortress!

The Kabatepe field guns I reckon - but awaiting further info from the exhibotion at the Fortress - seem to be a 1939 rebuild of the old Turkish Krupp 75mm, but with longer barrel (supplied by Rheinmetall?) and a new and unique carriage (Turkish?). Also note the what appear to be counterweights below the breechblock.

We have no measurements but I bet the guns were 75mm Long 35.

Tosun, your 37mm anti-tank gun is of a later date: these were supplied during WW2, by the end of it.

Kind regards,

Nuyt

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Post by Tosun Saral » 07 Aug 2007 09:08

WW1 Turkish gun at Gazze 1917

AA guns at Gazze in 1917

A Turkish gun captured by the Britist at Palastina Front.
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Post by nuyt » 08 Aug 2007 23:07

I have updated the Turkish/Ottoman artillery inventory with some finds from here:
http://www.network54.com/Forum/330333/t ... +1900-1945

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Ottoman heavy artillery piece

Post by domster » 09 Aug 2007 11:58

Hi Folks

I have asked this on the Great War Forum a couple of years ago. Blown up photo of a heavy howitzer in southern Jordan.

Answers were either a Austro-Hungarian 15cm Feldhaubitze M14 or 120mm Krupp Howitzer M1905.

Anybody any comments (sorry about poor quality of photo.)?

Cheers
Dominic
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Post by Tosun Saral » 17 Aug 2007 14:44

Dear Nuyt
Could you please identify origine of this gun British or Turkish? could you give me some details?
Thanks in advance.
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Post by nuyt » 17 Aug 2007 16:03

Dear Tosun, it's the Feldkanone 77mm 96 n.A. (neue Art), a conversion of the Ehrhardt 77mm Feldkanone 96 with a Krupp recoil mechanism!
Definitily in Turkish or German service...

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Post by Tosun Saral » 20 Aug 2007 19:44

Dear Nuyt,
During WW1 and Turkish War of Liberation the army used many artillary guns called in turkish military literature "Mantelli Top" a gun with mantel. They could only fire 3 shells in a minute or in crise time 4. Mantelli guns were used during Gallipoli and Palatiana& Syria front.
Do you have any photos?

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Post by nuyt » 20 Aug 2007 20:59

Dear Tosun, I think they mean old mid 19th century muzzleloaders, shell guns like the Dahlgren or Krupp that are extra strong around the chamber area, they have "fat asses" so to speak (in this case most likely Krupp as the Turkish is derived from Mantelkanone). I will look for a picture.

Some were already known in inches others in pounds. If you know any caliber or weight designations, we can look better for a Krupp Mantelkanone picture....

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Nuyt

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Post by nuyt » 22 Aug 2007 10:37

Dear Tosun,

I must admit I am not a specialist in 19th century weapons and therefore I am not sure if some of the following guns, especially the last three fat ones, could be called Mantelkanone - but they might very well be!

Note the loading apparatuses on two of the guns - for sure it would take a lot of time to load these babies, especially if muzzle loaded!

http://www.network54.com/Forum/330333/m ... heavy+guns

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Nuyt

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