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Any ideas on the tractor or what its towing?

http://odkrywca-online.com/forum_pics/picsforum7/5e_12_s.jpg

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The load looks suspiciously like the barrel of a 42-cm Dicke Berta! I've attached a flipped photo, so it's not strictly accurate (the breech ring was asymmetrical and protruded more on the left hand side) for comparison.

-- Edited by Roger Todd at 15:04, 2007-01-29

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Well the wagon, trailer or caisson or whatever certainly looks the same. It'd be interesting also to know what the tractor is - looks unusual.

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The tractor looks vaguely familiar, I may have a different photo of one on my PC at home but it'll have to wait until this evening.

EDIT: No, I don't have a picture of that tractor.

-- Edited by Roger Todd at 19:37, 2007-01-29

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Hi lads,

The barrel is indeed of the Dicke Bertha. The tractor pulling it is a 80hp Lanz 3 wheeled tractor. This tractor was not built for the German, but for the Austrian army. The Prussian foot artillery confiscated the 20 built vehicles when war broke out, and they were sent to Krupp where they were used to pull the first battery (2 guns) of the Dicke Bertha. They were suplemented by the few 80hp Podeus tractors (the vehicle originally intended to pull the guns) that were built by then. The tractors were later rebuilt into 4 wheeled FWD vehicles.

-Arie

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I found that picture on the web. The tractor is called "Lanz Landbaumotor".

http://www.traktoren.org/HL/lanz_006.jpg

... and some others too.

http://www.bungartz.nl/hist-frezen.html 

- Peter



-- Edited by Peter T at 17:21, 2007-01-31

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Fantastic info, Arie and Peter!

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