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Hi everybody.

Can anyone identify this gun?



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Well, it looks mostly like a 96 n/A, but with different shield and 15-spoke wheels.

The caption says "New Krupp field gun in ??????lauf mounting".
 
Can't read part of the word, but if you can type it at your end, it would give us a big clue. Lauf means "run" in normal use. Let's have a look at the complete word, José.

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Hello Jose,

Here you can see the 96'er from the frontside and in "flying position " arranged from

Krupp's graphical institute . The second pic is the Krupp fabric from the postcard.


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"Neue Krupp'sche Feldkanone in Rohrrücklauf-Lafette"

-- Edited by mad zeppelin at 16:45, 2008-02-09

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mad zeppelin wrote:

"Neue Krupp'sche Feldkanone in Rohrrücklauf-Lafette"

-- Edited by mad zeppelin at 16:45, 2008-02-09




That´s the complete caption. smile

Only an ordinary 96 n/a with a different shield? Mmmm... That was my first impression, but... it seems to me a 96 n/a quite different to others.



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mad zeppelin wrote:

"Neue Krupp'sche Feldkanone in Rohrrücklauf-Lafette"


Rohr = tube, rück = back, lauf = run, so "cylinder recoil mounting".

No clue about the shield or wheels, and I can't find anything in Jäger, but the shield looks like that of the FK96. Maybe, if the postcard is a publicity shot and the gun is a new model, it's an early version that was subsequently modified.



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Looks like the Feldkanone, 75 mm, M 03, introduced in Switzerland, Romania and the Netherlands.

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Ah. Never heard of that. Similar to the Belgian?

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Yes, this is an "off the shelf export " example.  Though it is not visible in the pic, there is a barrel shourd attached to the splinter shield on the reverse side. Krupp enjoyed a healthy arms business and this particular model was sold to a host of countries to include Chile, and Siam.   It found itself on the "other side" when Rumania, Belgium, and Italy fought against Germany.

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The Belgians had the "Feldkanone, 75 mm T.R., M 05. T.R. for tir rapid. - Japan had the M 05 as well. The M 06 and M 11 models were sold to Italy. - The German Army never received these modern Krupp guns, they had to use the barrels of the old FK 96 - as the Reichstag didn't make available more money.

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