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New artillery article - Austro-Hungarian 15cm Haubitze M94/4 & M99/4. Not very successful howitzer using a Bronze barrel in an era when Steel barrels were the norm.

It was all the K.u.K had at the start of WW1 and was used until it was replaced by more modern Skoda howitzers.

http://landships.info/landships/artillery_articles.html?load=/landships/artillery_articles/15cm_Haubitze_M94_M99.html

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New artillery article - 203mm M1887 Mortar. Derived from the massive M1877 Coastal Mortar this was lightened (the barrel was less than a third of the weight

of the old mortar) and used as a Siege and Fortress Gun. It had the same carriage as the 203mm M1892 Siege Gun.  

http://landships.info/landships/artillery_articles.html?load=artillery_articles/203mm_M1887_Mortar.html

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New artillery article - Austro-Hungarian 10cm Feldhaubitze M.99. The Austrians tried to follow other armies using light howitzers alongside field guns to

give better ground coverage. But the limitations of Austrian industry produced a howitzer which was obsolete on delivery. Without any alternative the

M.99 howitzers were used early in WW1 although they were outranged by the equivalent Russian howitzers. Eventually they were replaced by the 10cm Skoda M14 light howitzer.

http://landships.info/landships/artillery_articles.html?load=/landships/artillery_articles/10cm_Feldhaubitze_M99.html

Charlie

 



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New revised and updated artillery article on the 6inch (152mm) (200 Pood) Model 1904 Siege Gun

I used Russian sources to get a more reliable version of the story of this gun. Western sources just sneer at it since it was the 

last of the fixed guns with no recoil absorption. It was, in fact, a reliable and accurate gun. The Red Army kept it on strength

and actively updated it throughout the the 1920s and 30s until it was finally removed from service in 1938.  

http://landships.info/landships/artillery_articles.html?load=artillery_articles/152mm_M1904_Siege_Gun.html 

and there is a 1/72 model of this gun by Combrig Models.

https://www.combrig-models.com/index.php/products/62-1-72/563-6in-fortress-72

Charlie



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New article on the German halftrack the Marienwagen II.

Found some Russian articles on the Marienwagen and since we didn't have an article on the Marienwagen II fixed that deficiency and it gave me a break from artillery

The story has a few twists but it really was too late in the war to have any impact.

http://landships.info/landships/softskin_articles.html?load=/landships/softskin_articles/Marienwagen_II.html

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New artillery article on the Russian 152mm Model 1910 Howitzer. this was the lighter of the two Schneider howitzer designs built in Russia before WW1. 

It was formally known as a "Field Howitzer" but both it and the heavier Model 1909 were used in fortresses and as field guns. 

http://landships.info/landships/artillery_articles.html?load=artillery_articles/152mm_M10_Howitzer.html

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New artillery article on the Russian 107mm (42-line) M1877 Fortress & Siege Gun. This was an 1880 Krupp design built by the Russians, some 2700 were made.

The Germans captured many of these in 1915 and equiped 22 batteries of the Landswehr with these guns.

http://landships.info/landships/artillery_articles.html?load=artillery_articles/107mm_M1877_Siege_Gun.html

 

And there are some new images in the Uberlandwagen and BL 8inch Marks I-V articles as well.

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 Another bunch of Uberlandwagen images.

I also added a section on the A7V Flakpanzers. There's not much to say since so little is known about them.

There is an wikipedia-style idea that they were armed with 7.7cm FK 96 n.A field guns as well as ex-Russian M1902 guns which is just embarrassing

for whoever started that. Krupp and Rheinmetal both produced perfectly adequate pedestal mounted

BAK (Ballonabwehrkanone) guns and it seems the Krupp 7.7cm L/27 BAK guns were used on the Flakpanzers.

http://landships.info/landships/softskin_articles.html?load=/landships/softskin_articles/A7V_Uberlandwagen.html

Regards,

Charlie

 



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