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anybody know what this is?

e503scd.jpg?phAK7EGBbmG_fyrI

on the breech is says Krupp 1898.

actually I have quite a few photos I can't identify in my folder called 'Artillery'. Many are from the Canadian War Museum. Its got an enormous collection of Great War Era guns, but they are all just piled on top of each other!

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Unfortunately all I can see is the dreaded small white box with a red x in it. As I'm not that much of an artillery xpert probably doesn't matter but someone who might know could be unable to se it also.

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yes, you're right. it looked great when i posted it! this is a very tricksome forum!

maybe this link will work...

http://uk.pg.photos.yahoo.com/ph/philthydirtyanimal/detail?.dir=b475&.dnm=e503scd.jpg&.src=ph

and, on the breech it says Krupp 1892, not what i said in previous post

here's the rear view

http://uk.pg.photos.yahoo.com/ph/philthydirtyanimal/detail?.dir=b475&.dnm=2862scd.jpg&.src=ph

thanks

-- Edited by Phil R at 21:51, 2007-04-04

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As Centurion says, at first I thought it was an aerial view of a field hospital. On further investigation, though, I would suggest it is the interestingly named Krupp C/73/88/91. It was introduced in 1873, had a Krupp half-round breechblock and came in 2 versions: 78.5mm for the field artillery and 9cm for the foot artillery, although the latter was in fact the very first 88mm. In 1888 the tube of the 9cm was lightened, creating just the one model, and in 91 the tube was changed to nickel steel. The final mark was still in service in 1914. I think this is right.

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I wonder if this is one of the Krupp cannon seen in the film clip of Canadian soldiers investigating a vast collection of weaponry captured during Aug/Sept 1918 - there was a link to this in an earlier posting on this forum.

BTW the house of Krupp produced a smooth bore muzzle loader of 88mm calibre at the end of the 18th century. It would seem that one of these, on a suitable ramp, fired shots at a balloon of the French Corps d'Aerostatier thus being the worlds first AA gun.

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If you look on my web site www.lovettartillery.com you will see my 9cm. C/73 of this same type. However, I've got a lot of work to do on mine to reach the condition of the Canadian Museum.

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