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Corporal

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Does anyone have any info on how these artillery pieces were finished? Some variant of green or brown? Thanks.



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warwickshire-yeomanry.jpg

Looks like a blue grey for the one in the Warwickshire Yeomanry museum. This gun definitely manned by Austrians.

 

 



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Pictured is a Krupp commercial 7,5cm; versions of which were sold to belligerents: Belgium, Romania, and Turkey.



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Definitely an Ottoman artillery piece - captured at Huj in 1917 - http://warwickshire-yeomanry-museum.co.uk/trustees.html

Ottoman artillery pieces in Palestine were usually painted a pale sand colour - there is at least one artillery piece which has not been repainted

since WW1 in the AWM store in Canberra.

Regards,

Charlie



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www.rowingtonrecords.com/People%20and%20Families/Hanson/index.html#

There are enough pics here of the Huj guns to make if your own mind...but as with tanks, period photographs can create illusions in regards the colours. Why not drop them a line, one of the trustees has been researching those guns for years.



-- Edited by watercarrier on Wednesday 3rd of June 2015 02:09:21 PM

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Based on a posting on this site A-H artillery pieces were painted H 62 mostly with some H159 or 105 Later on in the war they were painted with yellow and light green blochs

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We have some really good examples of AH equipment in various states in museums around the world. But from the distance it is difficult to say whether they have their original paint or had been repainted once.

To be on the safer side in this question, we also should take into account the few contemporary artist impressions, as in this example:

30, cm Soda in a very dark green hue.

 

I.E. Skoda had a its own "court-painter". He made some really realistic paintings of the heavy guns on the Tyrolean front.

Here an example:

C-Zug in a light green hue.

Just an additional thought!

Peter



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