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An article I was reading refers to an armored train carrying a "German revolver (caliber 3.7 mm)" (they mean 3.7cm/37mm), among other weapons.  Perhaps it was a Hotchkiss 1-pounder, 37 mm, with 5 barrels, made by Krupp under license.  Can anyone tell me more about the weapon?  Are there other possible 37 mm "German Revolvers" or is this the only likely candidate? Or don't I have the correct description?

Thanks for your help.

Samgins

 



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1914-1918.invisionzone.com/forums/topic/30213-37mm-trench-gun/
This post gives some info on a 3.7cm Grabenkanone & 3.7cm Sturmbegleitkanone.

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Thanks very much. This helps a lot.

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Hallo Samgins!

You are quite right in suspecting the system in question was of Hotchkiss origin.  These guns were used prolifically by the Germans; particularly Ballon sections who had a batterie (2 guns)  organic to their unit.



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Excellent! Thank you!

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