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Re: french railway gun

Post by jopaerya » 26 Jan 2014 21:24

Here a other picture of the 52 cm Haubitze (E) 871 (f) please see also page 1

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Re: french railway gun

Post by Sturm78 » 28 Jan 2014 20:07

Hi all,

Three images from EBay:

Image 1: I am not sure. 320mm Mle 1870-84 (or 70-30) ?? :?
Image 2: I am not sure. 320mm Mle 1870-93 ?? :?
Image 3: 320mm Mle 1912 Schneider

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Re: french railway gun

Post by ALVF » 28 Jan 2014 22:38

Hello,

The photographs:
-1: 320 mm modèle 70-84 (or modèle 70-30).
-2: 320 mm modèle 70-93 (or modèle 70-30).
-3: 340 mm modèle 1912 sur affût à glissement Schneider.

Note: the 320 mm modèles 70-84 or 70-93 take uniformly the appellation "modèle 70-30" when their chambers are enlarged.
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Re: french railway gun

Post by schwarzermai » 02 Feb 2014 19:26

Sturm78 wrote:Thank you for your answer, Emmanuel.

Here, two other images from EBay

Image 1: 520mm Mle 1916 Schneider
Image 2: ??? :?

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does anyone know where the 52 cm H. (E) were captured? Schneider workshops (where)?

nobody at sturm78 question to picture #2?

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Re: french railway gun

Post by Sturm78 » 07 Feb 2014 15:00

ALVF wrote
The photographs:
-1: 320 mm modèle 70-84 (or modèle 70-30).
-2: 320 mm modèle 70-93 (or modèle 70-30).
-3: 340 mm modèle 1912 sur affût à glissement Schneider.
Thank you for your confirmation, Guy. :)

Here, an image of a 240mm Mle 1893-96M Colonies

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Re: french railway gun

Post by Sturm78 » 08 Feb 2014 19:23

Hi all,

I am not sure about this one. I think a 274mm Mle 1893/96 gun of WW1

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Re: french railway gun

Post by ALVF » 08 Feb 2014 22:19

Hello,

For the two photographs of the 520 mm and the big guns posted on 26 january:
I think the two photographs were taken near Le Creusot because:
-the 520 mm was refurbished in Le Creusot works in 1940.
-the big guns are some of old navy guns foreseen to be transformed in new ALVF guns (1939 big ALVF Programme), they are 340 mm modèle 1881 and 1884 to be transformed in 370 mm howitzers and mounted on sliding mounts and many others.I think the first gun in the photograph is a truncated navy gun of 1906 or 1910 model, the other guns are older.

For the photograph of this day, yes, it is a 274 mm modèle 1893-96 or a 285 mm modèle 1917 (former 274 mm modèle 1893-96 bored to 285 mm).
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Re: french railway gun

Post by schwarzermai » 09 Feb 2014 10:06

Hello Guy Francois, thanks a lot!!! Great!!
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Re: french railway gun

Post by Sturm78 » 10 Feb 2014 12:41

Thank you, Guy

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Re: french railway gun

Post by Sturm78 » 21 Feb 2014 11:20

Gi all,

A 320mm Mle 1870-93 (or 70-30) french railgun

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Re: french railway gun

Post by Sturm78 » 26 Feb 2014 11:46

Hi all,

A 400mm St. Chamond Mle 1915-16 rail howitzer. It seems in German service with his ammo railcar.

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Re: french railway gun

Post by Sturm78 » 04 Mar 2014 10:19

Hi all,

An image from EBay. I think an 320mm Mle 1870-74 (or Mle 70-30)

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Re: french railway gun

Post by ALVF » 04 Mar 2014 18:39

Hello,

I think that the guns are 320 mm modèle 70-30 because the great buildings are those of the "Centre d'Organisation de l'ALVF" (C.O.A.L.V.F) in Neuvy-Pailloux (Indre).
The great buildings of Neuvy-Pailloux were built in 1918 as a giant factory for the building of Tanks Mark VIII International.
The Geat War finished before any tank was build in this works.
In 1920, the buildings were transformed to stock several hundreds of ALVF guns.
ALVF guns were refurbished in Neuvy-Pailloux works and new ALVF batteries take their guns in this aera.
Neuvy-Pailloux is near Issoudun and Chateauroux on the great railway line Paris-Toulouse.
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Re: french railway gun

Post by Sturm78 » 05 Mar 2014 10:49

Thank you very much for your information, Guy

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Re: french railway gun

Post by schwarzermai » 15 Mar 2014 12:58

hello

are these all the same type of gun?? (or just one gun? i think the gun on photo 1 is different)

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any idea about the location?? thanks a lot, uwe
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