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More Wayne McCullough models - Short 184 floatplane in torpedo bomber, bomber and white model forms.

Usual link:  Landships II Models

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New artillery article - Canon de 155 L Mle 1877/1914 sur affût Schneider

Fairly successful long range gun using the barrel of a 155mm Mle 1877 de Bange gun on a Schneider carriage.

Only built in limited numbers (120) but served throughout WW1 and into WW2.

The article is a bit light on images - there don't seem to be many images of the Mle 1877/1914 around.

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Charlie



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New artillery article - Canon de 155 L Mle 1918 Schneider.

Another gun which recycled the Mle 1877 de Bange gun barrel. Only a small number delivered of the 120 ordered before the Armistice.

Remained in service between the wars and some were used by the Wehrmacht after the Fall of France.

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Charlie

 

 



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New artillery article on Landships II - 152mm Putilov M10 field gun.

Fairly short article since there's very little information around about this gun aside from the Russian article on http://milday.ru  "Ironsides" found.

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Charlie

(Article modified to include material from another Russian website (http://ww1.milua.org/) that Ironsides found)

 



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New article in the tanks section (other material) - a short article on stroboscopic cupolas.

Stroboscopic Cupolas 

It uses the material from the Landships forum. Special thanks to Roger Todd.

An update to the article on the Canon de 155 C Mle 1915 St-Chamond - now with an explanation of how the elevation system worked and drawings.

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Charlie

 



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Updated Artillery Article (Russian) - 152mm Putilov M10
Updated Tank Article (French) - St Chamond SPGs
New Kit Review (Artillery) - Strelets 8inch Mark II Howitzer
Updated Tank Article (British) - Gun Carrier Mark I
New Kit Review (Softskin) - HäT WW1 Wagon



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New kit review - Strelets 6inch Mk XIX gun

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Not a new article but a new feature on Landships II.

On the home page there is now a section of "model news" - short announcements of new kits, etc.

This was Phil's suggestion and he has volunteered to look after it.

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Charlie



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Certainly one of our best men for the job.



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Renault Portee - very interesting vehicle - do any scale drawings exist??

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New kit review - Master Box Mark I tank model

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Charlie



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New kit review - Master Box Mark I tank model

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Charlie


Thanks for that Charlie. Has there been more footfall on the site since the kit came out? I know it's early days, just curious.

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If there has been an increase in traffic on Landships II caused by the release of the Master Box kit it's buried in the noise.

Landships II has had a steady increase in traffic since we kicked off in 2010, the site's now running at >5000 unique visitors a month

which is pretty impressive for a special interest website.

Regards,

Charlie



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I haven't been able to find the article on the 9.15mm trench mortar that was in the old site.  Has it been lost?

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I haven't been able to find the article on the 9.15mm trench mortar that was in the old site.  Has it been lost?

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 Probably not - more detail please - which country manufactured this 9.15cm mortar you are referring to?

I know the Russians had a mortar of this calibre.

Regards,

Charlie



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CharlieC wrote:
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I haven't been able to find the article on the 9.15mm trench mortar that was in the old site.  Has it been lost?

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 Probably not - more detail please - which country manufactured this 9.15cm mortar you are referring to?

I know the Russians had a mortar of this calibre.

Regards,

Charlie



-- Edited by CharlieC on Thursday 6th of February 2014 12:05:40 AM


 The German (Or Austrian) light mortar made by Masterclub.



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Long Tom wrote:
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Long Tom wrote:

I haven't been able to find the article on the 9.15mm trench mortar that was in the old site.  Has it been lost?

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 Probably not - more detail please - which country manufactured this 9.15cm mortar you are referring to?

I know the Russians had a mortar of this calibre.

Regards,

Charlie



-- Edited by CharlieC on Thursday 6th of February 2014 12:05:40 AM


 The German (Or Austrian) light mortar made by Masterclub.


I think you mean the 9cm leichter Minenwerfer Lanz - the Masterclub model looks like a Lanz - this article did get moved from landships.freeservers - Lanz mortar 

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Charlie



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I think you mean the 9cm leichter Minenwerfer Lanz - the Masterclub model looks like a Lanz - this article did get moved from landships.freeservers - Lanz mortar 

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Charlie


 Yes, exactly it! http://www.landships.info/landships/artillery_articles.html#



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I've made a start digging links to manuals and other relevant documents out of the forum. If anyone has links to items not in the list please email me

(addr on Landships II) or post on the forum. If link rot proves to be a problem I'll think about hosting the files on Landships II.

Links to WW1 Equipment Manuals 

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Charlie



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New build review by Jon Kelley on the 1/72 Master Box Mark I Male tank.

Master Box Mark I Build Review 

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Charlie



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New artillery article - BL 6-inch Mark VII Gun - did the best I could with contradictory information. Pity no one has found the manual for this gun -

might be able to make sense out the different carriages and performance.

BL 6-inch Mark VII Gun 

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Charlie



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Hi Charlie I'm still looking for the MKVII manual for the Field mount conversion, but there is a MKVII land service manual(garrison) here:

Handbook 6 inch BL guns MKVII 1911

maybe some use..

 

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Thanks - the one I'm after is:

Handbook of the 6-inch B.L. Marks. VII & VIIv Guns on Travelling Carriage 1915

The Mark VIIv gun had a high strength alloy barrel with reduced wire winding - otherwise identical to the Mark VII.

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Charlie



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New artillery article - Canon de 75mm (Mle 1915) TR Saint-Chamond - Mondragon

Not many of these guns were built but they were used to arm the early St-Chamond tanks. I took the opportunity

to dispel a couple of myths about the Saint-Chamond tank.

http://landships.info/landships/artillery_articles.html?load=/landships/artillery_articles/75mm_Mle_1915_St_Chamond.html 

I've seen a comment that some of the St-Chamond guns were given to Russia in 1917 but I left this out since it's unconfirmed.

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Charlie



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Very interesting history therewink



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New artillery article - Canon de Montagne de 65 Mle 1913 Saint-Chamond (Système Deport)

Canon de Montagne de 65 Mle 1913 Saint-Chamond (Système Deport) 

Turned the Landships forum thread on this gun into an article.

It's a strange gun but it seems to have worked quite well. I've tried to summarise the design history of the gun

from Guy Francois post on mesdiscussions14-18.

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Charlie



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Good job Charlie. This strange little gun has long fascinated me and it is great to see it receive some serious attention in recent years, capped off by your most capable synthesis.

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New artillery article - 7.5cm Gebirgskanone M1904 - not used by the German Army but was in service in Bulgaria, Turkey, China and Greece.

7.5cm Gebirgskanone M1904 

Regards,

Charlie



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New artillery article - 6-inch Howitzer M1908 - not deployed with the US Army to France in WW1 - used for training until the early 1920s

6-inch Howitzer M1908

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Charlie



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New artillery article - 7.5cm Gebirgskanone M1908, licence built by the Japanese as Type 41 75mm Mountain Gun.

7.5cm Gebirgskanone M1908 

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Charlie

 

 



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New artillery article - 42cm M-Gerät Mörser - new article by Marc Romanych.

42cm M-Gerät Mörser 

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Charlie

 



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New artillery article - French TLP (très longue portée) (very long range) Projects.

There have been a couple of comments on the forum about the French TLP guns. Since there aren't any reliable sources

in English thought I'd remedy that.

TLP Projects

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Charlie



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New artillery article - an omnibus of the 10cm Krupp export guns includes:

Turkish/Bulgarian 10cm Belagerungskanone

Japanese Type 38 10cm Field Gun

Russian 42-line (107mm) Mod. 1905 Field Gun

10cm Krupp Export Guns 

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New Reference article - Book review - Osprey '42cm "Big Bertha" and German Siege Artillery of World War 1'

If you like seriously large things that go bang - definitely worth reading.

Book Review - German Siege Artillery 

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Charlie

 



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The article on the 10cm Krupp export guns has been on Landships II for a few days. I was a bit concerned about the format.

It seemed to me that a single article on related guns which only served in small numbers was a better way to present these

rather than small individual articles where the relationships aren't clear. 

Is the "omnibus" format satisfactory?

I have plans for a similar article on the 15cm Krupp export howitzers.

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Looks fine to mewink



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CharlieC wrote:

It seemed to me that a single article on related guns which only served in small numbers was a better way to present these

rather than small individual articles where the relationships aren't clear. 

Is the "omnibus" format satisfactory?


 

Absolutely!

Thanks for the article. Regards, Pat



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Finally finished the article on the FK 96 n.A derivatives. Learned a lot about German artillery doctrine on the journey.

Here 'tis

FK 96 Derivatives

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Finally finished the article on the FK 96 n.A derivatives. Learned a lot about German artillery doctrine on the journey.

Here 'tis

FK 96 Derivatives

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Charlie


 Hi!

2 pages from an old Polish book

Tell me please 77 mm dzialo piechoty wz.1916 L/20 Krupp and 77 mm dzialo piechoty L/27 Krupp it is
7.7cm Infanteriegeschütze L/20 and 7.7cm Infanteriegeschütze L/27 from Your article, or is it the other guns?



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Ok - I think I've got them sorted out - I'll use the numbers in the pages to make it clear which gun I'm talking about.

 

393 - 7,7cm Rheinmetall IG L/19.5 - new design in troop trials at the end of the war. I have an image of the trials (attached) and the guys over at the 14-18 forum identified

the uniforms and unit as a Bavarian artillery unit specialising in experimental guns and trials.

 

394 - 7,7cm Krupp IG L/20 - cut down FK 96 n.A barrel on a mountain gun carriage - this one is in the article

395 - 7,7cm Krupp IG L/23 - new design unrelated to the Fk 96 n.A - afaik only prototypes were produced before the end of the war

396 - 7,7cm Krupp IG L/27 - modified FK 96 n.A - this one is also in the article

397 - 7,7cm Rhienmetall - not familiar with this gun - it looks like a recalibered 75mm Rheinmetall GebK M1914 mountain gun.

Hope that helps. If you've got any better scans from that book I'd be interested in them for the article - images of the IG guns are very hard to find.

Regards,

Charlie 



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