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Hello,

by chance I got a postcard with the picture attached. It shows a field gun emplacement. I'm absolutely no expert with artillery equipment, but going through the different guns on landships II, I guess that this is a 77mm Feldkanone. The back of the postcard is marked with "Feuerst.1.Battr.RFA,R.46", according to the seller, it means "Feuerst. 1. Battr. Feldartillerie Rgt. 46 Wolfenbüttel".

Can someone confirm my assumption that this is a 77mm Feldkanone? Also, I'd be interested if someone knows more about the picture. I think it would be ideal for being translated into a diorama.

 

Best regards,

Thorsten



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Thorsten

 

Yes, the photo is a German 7,7cm l.F.K. 1896 n/A or what is commonly known as a 7,7cm Feldkanone.  This is a link for my web page with identification drawings and photos of this gun type. Also below is a link for identification for all German Field Artillery in the WW1 Era and after that a link for the page on identification of all Foot Artillery in the WW1 Era:

http://www.lovettartillery.com/MAT_7,7cm_lFK_96_nA_Detail.html

http://www.lovettartillery.com/German_Field_Artillery_ID_Drawings.html

http://www.lovettartillery.com/German_Foot_Artillery_ID_Drawings.html

 

And these are two pages on the two 7,7cm lFK 96 n/A that I have recently restored to operational condition in my collection:

http://www.lovettartillery.com/7.7cm_leichte_Feld_Kanone_(l.F.K.)_1896_n_A.html

http://www.lovettartillery.com/7.7cm_leichte_Feld_Kanone_(l.F.K.)_1896_n_A_(1917).html

and the 7,7cm lFK 96 Limber in my collection that I am still restoring:

http://www.lovettartillery.com/7,7cm_leichte_Feld_Kanone_Limber.html

This is the ammunition of the type around the gun in the photo:

http://www.lovettartillery.com/Ammuntion_7,7cm_lFK_.htm

 

Hope this helps

 

R/

Ralph Lovett

 

 

 



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Thanks Ralph, this helps a lot.

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By chance I got hold of a copy of the handbook "Das Feldartillerie-Gerät 96 n/A - Untersuchung, Behandlung und Gebrauch", Berlin 1912 (no drawings or sketches unfortunately).

Is there a site where I could upload a scan of its 58 pages for further reference? It's 16MB @ 300dpi.



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I also have a similar manual with, diagrams.

Also Looking for two 75mm Turkish Krupp wheel locking keys. The ones with the flat top.

They were missing when we salvaged this field gun at Glenorchy after Port Arthur gun roundup. No 522 in Billets book Append 8

No details where captured. ALH? All markings in old Ottoman script translate to a copy of the German markings.

The gun has no recoil innards. Lightly tap welded to frame.

Attempted to post a photo of the manual cover Ausgraben fur Feldkanonenbatterien .... 1914/1915 too large!

 



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Hi,

Would you be able to scan and share the drawings of the manual? It would be much appreciated.

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Would like scan of manual as well if available.



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