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Hi all

I start a new thread for heavy gun identification. It is the continuation of a previous thread about the same theme:
See :  http://www.activeboard.com/forum.spark?aBID=63528&p=3&topicID=27227610&page=2

Can anybody help me with this disappearing coastal gun:

Images from Ebay
Thanks in advance. Sturm78

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There were a fairly limited number of disappearing gun installations around the world - many of them are still in existence. Wikipedia has a list of them - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Disappearing_gun. The images don't remind me of the British Armstrong installations - perhaps it's American?

Regards,

Charlie


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Astonishing how sometimes ...

Dear Sturm 78 ,

since many years i own a general weapon technic book with the following

drawing . Never imagined to see the real gun once here .... hope my

old eyes are not playing trics . The pic is subscribed : American Coastal Gun 30cm

with eliptical disappearing lafette .

Best regards

Gerd

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Here once again the colour version ..hope the size let see more details -

but only a try ....US Küstengesch-verschwindlafette.jpg




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Thank you very much for your answers, Gerd

I am not sure my photos are of a US coastal disappearing gun.  I have never seen an US coastal disappearing gun with a metal protective cover.  I believe that the breech is not-US style. confuse 

Regards Sturm78

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Hello,

The fine two photos are GERMAN disappearing guns:

"15-cm KL/40 in Küstenlafette C/07" (Verschwindlafette).

Only 24 guns were made and 20 complete mounts were mounted in five coast batteries:

-Strand Batterie and Bucht Batterie in Danzig (4 guns each).
-Strand Batterie in Swinemünde (4 guns).
-Dünen Batterie and Strand Batterie in Borkum (4 guns each).
Yours sincerely,
Guy François.

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Thank you very much for your information, ALVF. smile

Regards Sturm78

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Hi all,

Another two images for Id.

Image 1: ???
Image 2: According to photocaption british howitzer, but I suspect german origin

Images from Ebay
Regards Sturm78

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The first image could be a Russian 229mm (9") heavy coastal mortar, Model 1877. The carriage on the attached image is different but the barrel is similar. I'd guess the image is of a German captured gun.

Regards,

Charlie




-- Edited by CharlieC on Tuesday 20th of April 2010 02:52:49 PM

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The Wikipedia list misses out the carriage and emplacement which you can still see at Pendennis Castle in Cornwall (though the gun itself is not an original disapperer)

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Hi all,

Have anybody more information about this equipment? According to photocation Beyer-Peacock bomb thrower. confuse

 

 

Image from Ebay
Thanks in advance. Sturm78

 



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Ref.  your April 20th message, the second image illustrates the Rheinmetall version of the 21cm Morser.  The system was not accepted by the Imperial Army.   It was thought some years ago that a lone battery of this morser ( 2 produced ? ) was pressed into service during the 1916 artillerie expansion,  but I've not seen any photographic evidence.

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Thank you very much, 28juni14

Regards Sturm78

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Hi all,

I need confirmation about this german gun. I think 15cm KiSL but I am not sure.

Image from Ebay
Regards Sturm78  

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Nobody for my last image? cry

I think 152mm BL 6in Mk VII british gun. Can somebody confirm this?

Image from Ebay

Regards Sturm78

 

 



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Hi all,

Nobody for my last images?? cry

Well, here another image from Ebay. According to photocation Helgoland. Any ideas?

Regards Sturm78



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Hi all,

Can somebody help me with this gun? 15cm SK L45 or 17cm SK L40 ??? confuse

Image from Ebay
Thanks in advance. Sturm78

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Nobody?? cry

 

15cm K16 ???

Image from Ebay
Regards Sturm78



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Your assumption is correct;  the system is indeed the 15cm K16.   Actually a rather rare pic as the splinter shield is fitted with the seldom used side additions.

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Sorry, I withdraw my posting, made a mistake
Kieffer

 



-- Edited by kieffer on Thursday 4th of November 2010 04:54:58 PM

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Yes - i can remember to have seen this in a documentation about modern
narval artillery short ago .
This gun was to defend submarines and also planned to arm them with it ...

Will have to research where and inform you soon !

best regards

Gerd

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Thank you for your Id., 28juni14. smile
Tha shield made me doubt.

I found this other image on Ebay.
28cm Russian coastal howitzer. What model?? confuse

 

Regards Sturm78



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Hi all,

Can somebody help me with these two barrel trailers? confuse

 

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Thanks in advance. Sturm78



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Nobody?? cry

Sturm78



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