Me too. But the south side of the aerial view is consistent with the curve of the track as well as the geography of the tunnel entrance. Additionally, it is the only tunnel within a reasonable distance to the station in Redipuglia and, if the gun was in fact discovered on the southside of the tunnel, the barrel direction matches with the short push to the station.Manuferey wrote:But I have a hard time to see the tunnel on Google Street View.
Nice catch and yes I would agree. But that completely blows my Reichsbahn number theory out of the water. I need to re-examine the K5 (E) serial number source as well as Wijnstok's sources for the info concerning differences between Ausf. A - Asuf. D.Manuferey wrote:No. 919217 is clearly visible next to the aiming stand. It looks like this gun had provisions for a Sprengwerk and had the circular hatch on the front left unlike the first two guns. This would make it the 3rd built gun and an Ausf. B, wouldn't it?
As with everything, there's always a conflict. It seems the magazine article you posted identifies 919217 as part of E.765, so here we go again...Manuferey wrote:It could have been true at the beginning but Guy François in “Eisenbahnartillerie” states that 919217 had belonged to E.713 (but no date).
At least the story of the gun in the picture is coming together.