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Re: Finnish Artillery

Post by raskaspatteristo1 » 18 Jul 2014 20:33

Hi all

Just happened to find this thread. You have came into a conclusion, but I would like to add a piece of info to support your conclusion.

As previously stated the Raskas patteristo 1 was formed in a town called Kurikka. I was born in the same town on late 60´.
My Grandfather served in the "Raskas patteristo 1". He passed away on 1994.
Since about 1993 I have been figuring out about their war time during the WWII.

I think it is good to point out that the "Raskas patteristo 1" was one of the Headquarters reserve Artillery Battalion.
The Headquarters managed such Artillery Battalions subordinate cases.

I have seen several pictures about 155 H 17 used by the mentioned artillery unit and in all the pictures the tires are wooden with metal reinforcement. Also the tractor in the picture above in this thread differs from the tractors used in the mentioned artillery unit.

Related to 155 H 17 howitzer:

I'm organizing a re-enencment activity to take place in the town Kurikka on mid August 2015. (Preliminary action day August 15th - may change +/- 7 days)

See: https://www.facebook.com/raskaspatteristo1

Welcome to watch the activity and enjoy live history...

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-Tuomo-

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Re: Finnish Artillery

Post by Andrey152 » 03 Aug 2014 05:37

Hello dear friends!

Recently I've published a big article about history of the Russian 14-inch coastal turrets at Baltic coast (Makiluoto too).
Unfortunately to you - in Russian.
It's name is "12-inch hypostasis of 14-inch turrets".
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You can download this article by the link:
http://yadi.sk/d/ot92Q1_hLut5W

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Re: Finnish Artillery

Post by Sturm78 » 14 Aug 2014 09:27

Thank you very much for the link, Andrey152 !!

A pity that I do not understand the Russian..... :cry:

On the other hand, I have some doubts with these two artillery pieces:

Image 1: I am not sure: 105mm Schnieder Mle 1913 or 107mm Putilov-Schneider M1910 or M1910-30 ??? :? Note the rare muzzle break
Image 2: ???? Any idea ? :?

Images from SA-Kuva archive (35751-35565)
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Re: Finnish Artillery

Post by Sturm78 » 17 Aug 2014 16:49

Nobody for my last two images ?? :(

Well, here another image from SA-Kuva archive (35080). Any idea ?? :?

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Re: Finnish Artillery

Post by Manuferey » 18 Aug 2014 15:27

3 pdr or 47 mm Mle 1902 Hotchkiss on a makeshift wheeled carriage? :idea:

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Re: Finnish Artillery

Post by JTV » 18 Aug 2014 21:30

Gun carriage and some other details seem to suggest the gun is 47/40 O:
http://www.jaegerplatoon.net/COASTAL_AR ... 1.htm#4740

The four-wheeled gun carriage obviously designed for motorized towing is a weird one and this is this particular SA-photo is the only picture in which I have seen anything like it being used with light coastal gun.

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Re: Finnish Artillery

Post by Juha Tompuri » 18 Aug 2014 21:46

JTV wrote:The four-wheeled gun carriage obviously designed for motorized towing is a weird one
Yep, a weid one, but for me it seems that it's perhaps not designed for motorised towing, but being just a improvised car chassis.

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Re: Finnish Artillery

Post by Sturm78 » 19 Aug 2014 00:14

Thank you, Jarkko and Juha.

Any idea about the two images I posted on 14 Aug 2014 ??? :?

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Re: Finnish Artillery

Post by JTV » 19 Aug 2014 05:08

Sturm78 wrote:Image 1: I am not sure: 105mm Schnieder Mle 1913 or 107mm Putilov-Schneider M1910 or M1910-30 ??? :? Note the rare muzzle break
The gun carriage and hole in the gun shield suggest 107 K/10 heavy field gun. However I do not remember reading about muzzle brakes being used in these.
Image 2: ???? Any idea ? :?
155 H/15 heavy howitzer with gun barrel pulled to the rear for transport.

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Re: Finnish Artillery

Post by Sturm78 » 20 Aug 2014 09:58

Thank you very much for your help, Jarkko. :)

I am not sure about these two artillery pieces:

Image 1: 105mm Skoda H41 ??? :? The gun barrel seems much shorter :?
Image 2: 105mm K13 (Schneider Mle 1913) ??

Images from SA-Kuva archive (39873-35553)
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Re: Finnish Artillery

Post by Juha Tompuri » 20 Aug 2014 19:24

peeved wrote:IMO N:o 39873 is a 105 H/41.
http://forum.axishistory.com/viewtopic. ... 5#p1885786

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Re: Finnish Artillery

Post by Sturm78 » 21 Aug 2014 08:09

Thank you very much, Juha.

Any idea about the second image ? 105mm K13 (Schneider Mle 1913) ??

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Re: Finnish Artillery

Post by JTV » 22 Aug 2014 06:58

Sturm78 wrote:Thank you very much, Juha.

Any idea about the second image ? 105mm K13 (Schneider Mle 1913) ??
I would say 105 K/13, 107 K/10 or 107 K/13. The parts allowing identifying which of these the gun is, are hidden under tarpaulin.

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Re: Finnish Artillery

Post by Sturm78 » 22 Aug 2014 11:06

Thank you, Jarkko

Here another two images from SA-Kuva archive. (40079-40090)
I am not sure about these abandoned Soviet guns: 122mm M1931 heavy guns ??

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Re: Finnish Artillery

Post by Esa Muikku » 22 Aug 2014 20:00

Yes, the gun in both photos is the 122 mm gun A-19 (122 K 31 in Finnish nomenclature).

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