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A Bolivian Krupp 75 mm L.13 mod. 1896 (modified) obtained from The Argentine
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An old friend passing through Paraguay  sent me this photo of a Bolivian Krupp 75 mm L.13 model 1896 mountain gun captured during the Battle of Boquerón. H was surprised when I told him its story. It was one a a batch paid for the Argentine government and part of a shipment of arms, which included Mauser mod. 1891 rifles and carbines ceded to Bolivia in 1900, when war between The Argentine and Chile seemed imminent .and the Bolvians and Peruvians (which had lost territory during the War of The Pacific (18791883) had an ax to grind. Peru also  lso received Krupp cannon,], Mauser rifles and carbines as well a Maxim machine guns from The Argentine ,directly from the German manufacturers) had an ax to grind here..

 

Note the Maxim Nordenfelt  breech mechanism applied to all the Argentine guns ordered in the mid and late 1890s..

Cheers

Gunther

 



-- Edited by Brunner88 on Sunday 22nd of January 2017 06:55:10 PM



-- Edited by Brunner88 on Monday 23rd of January 2017 01:05:37 AM

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 Here is a color photo of the barrel and breech mechanism of the DGFM Matorras 75mm L.13 mod. 1945 infantry gun that employed the barrel and breech mechanism of the Krupp 75 mod. 1896 and mod, 1898 75 mm l.13 mountain guns

 

 



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Another photo of a Bolivian Krupp 7,5cm L.13 mod. 1896 . Apparently the mount could be retracted partially.  Compare this with the first photo uploaded .



-- Edited by Brunner88 on Tuesday 21st of February 2017 07:36:55 PM

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Another shot of a captured Bolivian Krupp 75mm L. 13 mod. 1896 exhibited in a Museum in Asunción, Paraguay




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Hi!

It seems to me that this 2,95 inch Vickers gun

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/QF_2.95-inch_Mountain_Gun



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You are quite correct! I uploaded the wrong photo! It is a Vickers Vickers 75 mm Mountain gun designated as he “Mod..1911” in Paraguay. Six were purchased by the rebel faction in the 1911 revolution.. Having said that.. now here's the photo I  intended to upload

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Gunther

 



-- Edited by Brunner88 on Wednesday 8th of March 2017 01:27:32 PM

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By the way, what is that other mountain gun (grey) in the middle of that Paraguay picture showing the Vickers?



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I have absolutely no idea. ..Perhaps one of the Bolivian Schneider 75 mm mountain guns, an MA, MC, or MPCC-2?



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Maybe the Vickers 65mm captured from Bolivia, as seen here (the one with the solid wheels):
lapatriaenlinea.com/

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That's  a definite possibility- the Paraguayans captured at least 8 of these. They were designated Vickers 65 mm Type E. Let me check my files for a pic....

 The spoked wheels in the color pic threw me off, as all the photos I've seen of this Vickers 65 mm had solid wheels., as shown here

However, note the 65 mm being loaded aboard the Lloyd Aéreo Bolviano Junkers Ju-52 3/m at Villa Montes..



-- Edited by Brunner88 on Friday 10th of March 2017 05:04:20 PM

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Thanks, those Bolivian Vickers were some rare birds, though I believe several have been kept in a museum. Some more pictures:
fdra-historia.blogspot.nl/search/label/Guerra%20del%20Chaco
and
www.network54.com/Forum/330333/thread/1181507500/Bolivian+artillery+1930s+and+later

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Thanks- I will be happy to discuss Chaco War matters by MP



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