Help Id. coastal gun

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Re: Help Id. coastal gun

Post by Manuferey » 06 Dec 2012 23:43

Yes, it is.

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Re: Help Id. coastal gun

Post by Sturm78 » 07 Dec 2012 09:57

Thank you Emmanuel

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Re: Help Id. coastal gun

Post by JKernwerk » 07 Dec 2012 12:20

Manuferey wrote:It is a French "canon de 164 Mle 1893-96 sur affût C Mle 1923 SF". The location is possibly around Cherbourg, either the Amfreville battery or the Castel-Vendon battery.

For 240 Mle 1903 TR guns, I think that it could be the Toulbroch battery in Brittany but I'm not 100% sure.

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Hi Emmanuel,
The cursive writing could be Fermanville.
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Re: Help Id. coastal gun

Post by Manuferey » 08 Dec 2012 18:24

Sturm78 wrote:Hi all,

Can somebody identify this french coastal gun? 270mm Mle 1870-93 ??? :?

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Manuferey wrote:Sturm78,

I'm thinking instead of a 274 mm Mle 1881 on a "M 1888 PC" carriage when comparing with the pictures on the website fortiff.be under French fortifications > Armement> canon de 27c. :idea:

Is someone able to read German cursive from WW2 and write what is written on the picture? That would tell us where the picture has been taken and we could then cross-referenced the gun type.

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Thank you JK! :D “Fermanville” made me think of Cherbourg and I’ve found the location 8-) . It is one of the four 274 mm Mle 1881 guns of the lower battery at Fort de l’Ile Pelée in Cherbourg harbor.

To more precise, the picture shows the gun that is the closest to the wall of the fort. For those who have the book, you can see it on the pictures on pages 22 and 23 of “Les batteries de côte en Normandie 1939-1940” by Alain Chazette.

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Re: Help Id. coastal gun

Post by kgvm » 10 Dec 2012 22:47

German text reads: Frankreich 1941 Schweres Geschütz in Wasser
translated: France 1941 heavy gun in water
I assume the writer means that the gun is stationed in a fortress island.

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Re: Help Id. coastal gun

Post by Manuferey » 11 Dec 2012 00:04

Thank you very much, kgvm. :D "Ile Pelee" (in English "Bare Island") was indeed a fortress island.

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Re: Help Id. coastal gun

Post by Sturm78 » 05 Mar 2013 09:16

Hi all,

According to photocaption, french gun....... Any idea??

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Re: Help Id. coastal gun

Post by Sturm78 » 10 Mar 2013 15:24

Nobody for my last image ??

Well, here an 95mm Mle 1888 gun:

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Re: Help Id. coastal gun

Post by Sturm78 » 13 Mar 2013 11:49

Hi all,

Another image of an 95mm Mle 1888 gun:

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Re: Help Id. coastal gun

Post by Sturm78 » 14 Mar 2013 09:43

Hi all,

An image of an 340mm M1912 gun turret of Cap Cepet, near Toulon. I don´t know the date of the image

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Re: Help Id. coastal gun

Post by Manuferey » 14 Mar 2013 21:47

Probably late 1942 after the invasion of Southern France and before Gepanzertes Artillerie Regiment 2. moved to North Afrika. :idea: The picture is part of a series of several pictures on ebay that show this unit in Southern France.

You can actually see a 15 cm sFH 13/1 (Sfl) auf Lorraine Schlepper of Gep. Art.-Regt. 2. on the right of the picture just where the barrels end.

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Re: Help Id. coastal gun

Post by Sturm78 » 17 Mar 2013 09:50

Thank you for your reply, Emmanuel.

Here, one more image of the 95mm Mle 1888 french gun:

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Re: Help Id. coastal gun

Post by Manuferey » 17 Mar 2013 14:55

It is at Pointe St-Mathieu in Brittany.

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Re: Help Id. coastal gun

Post by Sturm78 » 18 Mar 2013 11:47

Thank you, Emmanuel

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Re: Help Id. coastal gun

Post by Sturm78 » 25 Jun 2013 14:21

Hi all,

I need help with this french coastal gun battery:

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