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Re: french railway gun

Post by Manuferey » 14 Jul 2015 15:25

According to a German document dated November 22, 1943, there were 6 x 194/29 K(E) (19,4 cm K486(f) – ex-French 194 mm Mle 1870-93) in a single battery under 87 A.K. in Liguria, northern Italy. I think that the other 6 guns from the original 12 pieces transferred to Italy after 1940 were fighting with the Italian co-belligerant forces alongside the Allies.

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In April 1944, according to another German document (dated April 12,1944), the 6 guns were part of Armeegruppe Zanten, thus, still in northern Italy, but were now split in two batteries of 3 guns each.

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Does someone know the names or numbers of the single battery in 1943 and of the two batteries in 1944?

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Re: french railway gun

Post by jopaerya » 23 Jul 2015 07:22

Some other picture from a French 32 cm railway gun in German service in Italy , please note also the railway tunnel .

Picture's = Ebay

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Post by Clive Mortimore » 23 Jul 2015 21:12

I take it this is not the firing position with the overhead electrics still in place?
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Post by Manuferey » 23 Jul 2015 22:10

jopaerya wrote:Some other picture from a French 32 cm railway gun in German service in Italy , please note also the railway tunnel .

Picture's = Ebay

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On the back of a picture from this ebay auction, there was the mention of E.459. This E-battery was indeed one of the German E-batteries armed with this type of ex-French 32 cm railway gun.

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Re: french railway gun

Post by Sturm78 » 03 Aug 2015 08:43

Hi all,

Can somebody identify the exact model of this french railway gun ??

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Post by jopaerya » 10 Aug 2015 18:09

Please note page 30 post of Sturm78 Tue May 13, 2014 11:04 of this Topic , same name Fürth /

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Re: french railway gun

Post by Manuferey » 11 Aug 2015 08:40

Jos,

You actually posted the same picture as Sturm78 fist on 21 Apr 2014 09:25. :wink: It was then discussed by Guy François.

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Post by jopaerya » 11 Aug 2015 14:55

:oops: Thanks Emmanuel :oops:

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Re: french railway gun

Post by Manuferey » 16 Aug 2015 16:24

A 540 mm Mle 1916 inspected by German soldiers (in France in 1940 I presume):

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Post by karlik » 16 Aug 2015 19:16

540 mm or 520 mm?

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Re: french railway gun

Post by Manuferey » 18 Aug 2015 01:34

520 mm of course, :oops: I added some VAT taxes. :lol:

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Re: french railway gun

Post by Sturm78 » 28 Aug 2015 11:02

Hi all,

Another image of an 520mm Mle 1916 in German use:

Image from EBay
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Re: french railway gun

Post by Sturm78 » 30 Aug 2015 17:34

Hi all,

A small image from EBay. I am not sure about the model

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Re: french railway gun

Post by OldBill » 30 Aug 2015 21:53

How many of these guns were in the French 9th Army area during the breakthrough?

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Re: french railway gun

Post by Loïc » 31 Aug 2015 05:08

no one the 10th may, nearest batteries were in/under 2e Armée command sector or in rear area as General Reserve

2 batteries from Vth Group of the 374th (7x240mm mod.1884 & 1917) were under 9th Army command the 11th may

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