Turkish Artillery

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Post by Tosun Saral » 04 Sep 2007 09:55

gun at Erzurum
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Post by Tosun Saral » 04 Sep 2007 09:58

Gun at Amasya
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Post by Tosun Saral » 04 Sep 2007 10:04

Gun at Adıyaman
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Post by Tosun Saral » 04 Sep 2007 10:07

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Post by Tosun Saral » 06 Sep 2007 09:15

Master Nuyt presented us the forum
http://www.lovettartillery.com/9cm._C_1873_Kanone.html
in which owner Mr. Lovett gives us information about a German foot artillary gun 9 cm C/73 (1873 as says that "many examples of the C/73 can be seen today in Turkey, especially in towns near the Gallipoli battlefield, such as the "Ramadan Gun" at town of Keşan"

I contacted my dear friend Mr. Hakan Esme who lives in Keşan to send me photos of that gun.
Mr. Hakan Esme also gives us information about the gun:
1- It is no more used as "Ramadan Gun" During Ramadan a gun was fired to inform the muslims the end of fasting time.
2- It is now at the Cemetary of War Death.
3- It is written on the gun "Fried Krupp No: 272 and on the wheels "Mannheim"
I present Mr. Hakan Esme's great contripution to the forum.
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Post by Tosun Saral » 06 Sep 2007 09:26

With the courtesy of My dear Friend Mr. Hakan Esme from Kesan
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Post by nuyt » 07 Sep 2007 09:34

Thanks Tosun, and thans to Mr Esme!

Very nive pictures indeed.

Kind regards,
Nuyt

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Post by Tosun Saral » 10 Sep 2007 10:40

Tosun Saral wrote:From my privat collection
Turkish artillary in 1930's
Horse of Bofors mountain gun in 1934 from my privat collection
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Post by Tosun Saral » 10 Sep 2007 11:26

Courtasy of my Friend Mr. Muhammet Celik

Gun at Unye.
It was used for a long time as "Ramadan Gun" on Çakırtepe Hill. Now it is in Radar Base of Turkish Air Force.

TS's Nota: A Ramadan Gun was fired to inform the muslims the end of Fasting time.
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Post by nuyt » 10 Sep 2007 21:10

Dear Tosun, I would say the 1934 Bofors and horses is a 75mm Krupp 1903, judging by the shield and the wheels....

Greetings,
Nuyt

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Post by Tosun Saral » 01 Nov 2007 16:56

In the garden of Anadolu Medeniyetleri Müzesi in Ankara (The Anatolian Civilizitions Museum there is a foreign origine gun. There is no information about it.
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German 7.7cm mountain gun

Post by Gallipolian » 20 Nov 2007 13:57

Dear All,

I am currently producing a documentary about the life of Mustafa Ertugrul Aker, the Turkish artillery officer who sunk HMS Ben-my-Chree at Meis, French armed trawlers Paris II and Alexandra in Kemer in 1917-1918. This story was brought to the attention of the members before..

I have a couple of questions kindly seeking assistance from the experts..

1) It has been stated thet the guns he used were German ERHART 7.7 mountain guns. Could you please post me some pictures of this gun.

2) Before going to Kaş the officer saw action at Gallipoli and Galicia. In his diaries it is stated that he has shot an allied plane at Gallipoli. Any information or pictures concerning the gun he might used at Gallipoli.

3) In his diaries it is stated that Ben-my-Chree was hit on Sunday 27 Kanunevvel 1916. In Commander Samson reports that his ship was hit on January 8, 1917. Could you confirm any of those dates as it is clear that the widely spread date of sinking, 11 January 1917 must be wrong.

Thank you for your kind interest and best regards..

S.K.

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Post by Tosun Saral » 20 Nov 2007 16:36

Dear S. K,
It is an honour for me to welcome such a son of our fatherland like you in this forum. I can not give you any information. Our dear Member "Nuyt" is a real expert of artilary. We are all learning from him. Please send him a private message.

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Post by Gallipolian » 20 Nov 2007 17:26

Dear Mr. Tosun Saral,

Many thanks for your cordial greeting. I have been reading a lot about you and your messages in the axis forum. Being the grandson of a Gallipoli and War of Independence veteran, I am doing my best to produce TV programmes with historical or naval contents. I should confess that I was anxious to meeting you. I shall be very happy to hear from you and 'Nuyt' on the subjects I am researching.

Kindest regards,

Savas Karakas

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Re: German 7.7cm mountain gun

Post by adolpheit » 20 Nov 2007 17:47

Gallipolian wrote:
1) It has been stated thet the guns he used were German ERHART 7.7 mountain guns. Could you please post me some pictures of this gun.
This is a picture of Rheinmethall 7,7 cm-Gebirgskanone M 1915 from KOSAR, Gebirgsartillerie. Geschichte Waffen Organisation, p. 76.
Turkey received 7 batteries of this gun during WW1:

Calibre : 77mm L/17
Weight in action: 555 kg
Shell weight : 6.85 kg
Max. range : 5900 m
Muzzle velocity : 310 m/s
Elevation with short carriage : + 30° / - 7°
Elevation with long carriage : + 35° / - 7°
Elevation with special carriage : + 52° / - 30°
Traversing angle : 5°
Transport : 6 1/2 loads (105-116 kg, later 110-115 kg)
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