Skoda artillery in late 1930s

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Re: Skoda artillery in late 1930s

Post by peeved » 20 Dec 2011 21:24

Artillerie des 20. Jahrhunderts, Band 1, Leichte Feldgeschutze by Franz Kosar has a bit clearer version of the H3 photo and some info on its 76,5 mm companion piece.

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Re: Skoda artillery in late 1930s

Post by Pavel Novak » 21 Dec 2011 01:17

Btw. there is also information that Finland bought that batch of produced H4 howitzers.

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Re: Skoda artillery in late 1930s

Post by Manuferey » 21 Dec 2011 02:08

Pictures of 10,5 cm H2 or Model 41 in Finnish service here:
http://forum.axishistory.com/viewtopic. ... 0&t=151900

And surviving Finnish guns with pneumatic tires (modernized post-WW2?):
From http://www.jaegerplatoon.net/ARTILLERY5.htm (see 105/H41)

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Re: Skoda artillery in late 1930s

Post by Sturm78 » 21 Dec 2011 13:19

Hi all,

Gathering all the information we have about Skoda H-Series of light howitzers:

Skoda H1 - 10cm Light Howitzer, export model for Iran, 1935

No images

Skoda H2 - 10.5cm Light Howitzer, export model for Latvia not delivered, 1938. To Finland in 1941.

split trail, wooden wheels

Skoda H3 - 10cm Light Howitzer, planned for Czechoslovakian Army as Vz 39 but cancelled, 1938.

split trail, pneumatic tires and mudguards

Skoda H4: 10.5cm Light Howitzer, maybe ordered by the German army in an order of 88 copies ??

I have in my computer this photo labeled as 100mm Skoda H4 howitzer taken at a museum in Romania. (split trail, wooden wheels)

Maybe the Germans gave the order of 88 copies to Romania :idea:
....But I can not see any difference with the Skoda H2 howitzer used by Finland. :? :?

Maybe Skoda H2 and H4 howitzers are the same howitzer with a different denomination. :?


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Re: Skoda artillery in late 1930s

Post by Sturm78 » 26 Dec 2011 12:54

Hi all,

About the Skoda E-series guns I have some questions:

About the image posted by Markus on 20 Dec 2011, Is correctly identified as an E7 or is an E9 gun? :?
76.5mm or 75mm ??

In this link it is labeled as a 75mm E9 gun http://www.delostrelectvocsarmady1918-1 ... -kanon-e-9


What about 75mm Skoda E3 gun? :? It looks like a gun with a very short tube. Export model??

Any information and/or images about these guns will be wellcome.

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Re: Skoda artillery in late 1930s

Post by peeved » 26 Dec 2011 21:55

Kosar has some data on the E3.

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Re: Skoda artillery in late 1930s

Post by Pavel Novak » 27 Dec 2011 15:55

Sturm78 wrote: What about 75mm Skoda E3 gun? :? It looks like a gun with a very short tube. Export model??
E3 was proposed as new gun for cavalry brigades but it was rejected. I don't know if from technical or organization reasons. E7 was planned as new gun for fast divisions - to replace old 8cm M.5/8 guns but organization could be changed with new weapons.

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Re: Skoda artillery in late 1930s

Post by Sturm78 » 27 Dec 2011 18:12

Thank you, Pavel

Do you have any image of E7 gun?

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Re: Skoda artillery in late 1930s

Post by Pavel Novak » 28 Dec 2011 02:15

In my opinion info on that site www.delostrelectvocsarmady1918-1939.estranky.cz is wrong and that gun is E7 as is actually written at the top of this page (peeved post).

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Re: Skoda artillery in late 1930s

Post by Sturm78 » 30 Dec 2011 12:13

Thank you, Pavel.

Does somebody have any wartime image of Skoda H4 howitzer in Romanian service?

Here a small image of a 15cm Skoda M1934 (K2) Romanian howitzer firing


Image form http://www.wwiiincolor.com
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Re: Skoda artillery in late 1930s

Post by Sturm78 » 09 Jan 2012 20:25

Hi all,

The only image I have could find of the 75mm Skoda C6 mountain gun (often designated as M1939).
In use in Romania and Iran.

Image from http://www.delostrelectvocsarmady1918-1939.estranky.cz

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Re: Skoda artillery in late 1930s

Post by Sturm78 » 10 Jun 2012 09:28

Hi all,

I found this interesting image of an 75mm Skoda M1928 Romanian artillery battery during a parade in 1940:

There are very few photographs of the Romanian artillery during World War II. :(

Image from Ebay
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Re: Skoda artillery in late 1930s

Post by Manuferey » 10 Jun 2012 15:04

It is difficult to see the flags in the background but couldn't it be a parade of Yugoslavian troops with 8 cm M28 guns? :idea: Yugoslavian soldiers also wore Adrian helmets.

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Re: Skoda artillery in late 1930s

Post by Sturm78 » 10 Jun 2012 15:40

Hi Emmanuel,

The photocaption said "Romanian" but I am not 100% sure

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Re: Skoda artillery in late 1930s

Post by ltcolonel » 10 Jun 2012 19:19

Yugoslavian 8 cm M 28 on parade 1930 th. The actual caliber 76,5 mm. Yugoslavia has had 300 of these guns.

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