Turkish Artillery

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Post by Tosun Saral » 23 Aug 2007 11:53

Turkish officers at gun in 1948-50's
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Post by Tosun Saral » 23 Aug 2007 11:56

Gallipoli gun that sunk French battleship Buwet in 1915
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Post by Tosun Saral » 23 Aug 2007 11:58

18 mm gun at Gallipoli
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Post by nuyt » 23 Aug 2007 18:55

Wow, that first one is the 75mm Turkish field gun as seen in Kabatepe and other monuments!

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Post by Tosun Saral » 23 Aug 2007 20:45

Master Nuyt,
do you mean the gun 1948-50's with officers? If it is, it is in my privat collection. you can use it where you wish.
Now I begun to colect Turkish artillary pictures.

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Post by nuyt » 23 Aug 2007 22:23

Evet Efendi, that's the one!

As long as we do not have confirmation from a Turkish artillery corps themselves, I suggest we call this piece the 1939 75mm L35 Turkish field gun.

Meantime: here are some older guns (some may be manteli topcu):
http://www.polatli.gov.tr/sakarya/galeri.asp

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Post by Tosun Saral » 24 Aug 2007 10:10

nuyt wrote:Wow, that first one is the 75mm Turkish field gun as seen in Kabatepe and other monuments!

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In reallty there was only one mantel gun ( Mantelli top) at Kabatepe in 1915 not a 75mm field gun as seen and exibited in Kabatepe today. It is the ignorance of The Gallipoli War Memorial Directore. They just exibite an old gun without knowing the original.

Lt. Col. Şefik Bey (Col. Şefik Aker), commander of 27th Infantry Regiment who resisted the landing of the British tells in his book "Çanakkale-Arıburnu Şavaşları ve 27 nci Alay" ( The Çanakkale (Gallipoli) and Arıburmu Battles and 27th Regiment"

"The 27th Regiment worked hard at Arıburnu before the landing. They opened new roads, they fortified the trenches. They even sattled a Mantel gun (mantelli top) on the shore of Kabatepe to fire the landing enemy by the side which was closed to the bombardment of the navy."

"The Mantelli fired 114 sharapnel and 37 shells to the landing enemy and coused heavy casualties. A ship which aproached a place between Kabatepe and Arıburne could able to stop that gun."

TS's Nota: A mantel gun (mantelli top) is a gun which fires 3 shells in a minute. They were slow guns commenly used by Turks during WW1 and War of Liberation. The famous Kabatepe artillary fire which coused trauble to British was that gun. There were other unworthy obus guns at back of Palamutsırtı which coused also trouble to the landing British by keeping the enemy warships away from the battle sceene.

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Post by winterburn » 24 Aug 2007 14:46

Domster's post of "Post subject: Ottoman heavy artillery piece", in Southern Jordan show interesting features of a possible redoubt. I don't supose you know where the photo was taken ?

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Post by Tosun Saral » 29 Aug 2007 09:18

from my privat collection:
1949 AA Flak
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Post by Tosun Saral » 29 Aug 2007 09:28

Tosun Saral wrote: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 Tosun Saral » 29 Aug 2007 09:36

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Turkish artillary in 1930's
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Post by nuyt » 29 Aug 2007 10:31

Your Adana 1938 picture is interesting because it proves the 1904 75mm Krupp was still in service and not yet modernized, well this particular unit in any case.

Your second pic is a Bofors 75mm mountain gun.

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Post by Tosun Saral » 29 Aug 2007 16:27

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Turkish artillary in 1950's
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Post by nuyt » 29 Aug 2007 17:16

Vickers 94mm AA from WW2

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Post by Tosun Saral » 30 Aug 2007 11:40

In the town of Canakkale while canalizationsconstruction workers found a 250 Kg unexploded shell.

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