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french artillery pictures

Post by YAN » 14 Oct 2008 15:47

Hi, I have tried to find French Artillery pictures on google and there are 3 weapons that I cannot find a photo off,

Canon de 105M mle 1928
Canon de 155C mle 1915
Canon de 155L (GPFT) I sorry I dont know the year,

I hope someone can help,
Thanks Yan.

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Re: french artillery pictures

Post by The Edge » 15 Oct 2008 14:07

It's very hard to visualy distinct Canon de 155C Mle 1915 from later Canon de 155C Mle 1917. Difference is only in ammo (brass cases in former, bagged ammo in later), so most photos of these howitzers are simply labelled "Mle 1917", as you probably experienced (that was numerous model, anyway).

Here http://www.winterwar.com/Weapons/FinArt ... ecoil2.htm you can see them both - Mle 1915 photo is up, Mle 1917 is down. (Note that Finnlad ordered them in 152mm caliber).

I have photos of other two guns - just wait until tomorrow. :wink:

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Post by YAN » 15 Oct 2008 15:56

Ok I login tomorrow thanks the Edge, Yan.

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Post by Manuferey » 15 Oct 2008 22:26

Yan,

Here are pictures of the 155 GPF-T (T= Touzzard - Version of the 155 GPF gun with 2 sets of wheels in the front instead 1 - the wheels are also of more modern design):

http://forum.axishistory.com/viewtopic. ... man+troops

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Post by YAN » 16 Oct 2008 14:14

Thank you Emmanuel, Yan.

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Post by The Edge » 17 Oct 2008 08:18

That's me, The Edge, at last: :wink:
(had to deal with "female invasion" at Wednesday night, and it took time, effort and casualties - only monetary ones, luckily :D )

First the 155mm GPFT:

http://www.afrikakorps.org/german.htm have pictures of guns used by DAK:
http://www.afrikakorps.org/_photos/Unus ... nFr155.jpg
http://www.afrikakorps.org/_photos/Unus ... ia1941.jpg
http://www.afrikakorps.org/_photos/Unus ... ttcher.jpg
http://www.afrikakorps.org/_photos/Unus ... 37fEmp.jpg

and bellow one photo from: http://www.slcmaquettes.com/nouveau_fichier84.html
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Post by The Edge » 17 Oct 2008 09:07

105M Mle 28 is a bit trickier - from the site mentioned above: http://www.slcmaquettes.com/nouveau_fichier84.html plus one from "Gebirgsartillerie...etc... something" book
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Post by The Edge » 17 Oct 2008 09:31

I tried to find photos of 105M mod 1928 guns from Argentina, but without success. :(

However, there are some photos from Peru (from their military museum - http://www.fuerzasmilitares.net/multime ... museo.html - but this link didn't work last time I tried :? ).

Note two things - guns are modified with pneumatic tyres & barrel on second one is not locked in the right position (it seats little aback).
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Re: french artillery pictures

Post by YAN » 17 Oct 2008 11:42

Excellent results the Edge, thanks Yan.

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