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I'm trying to get some idea of the various anti tank measures taken by all sides. The enclosed is apparently a German anti tank gun of 1918. It seems very much overmanned. Any ideas as to what it is?

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The pic is of an Austrian Mountain howitzer with splinter shield.  In their never-ending search for strosstoop accompaning fire support, Germany bought several dozen of these systems in  1917.  It was not a successful venture.

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Yes, the Germans tried to use this Austro-Hungarian Mountain Gun as a AT gun, but it wasn't too successful, due to the low muzzle velocity of the gun. Check out more at:


http://www.landships.freeservers.com/7.5cm_gebirgskanone_m15.htm



-- Edited by Peter Kempf at 09:50, 2006-06-19

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The Germans used the K round (armour peircing rifle round), the 37mm anti-tank gun (great review and details on the landship page), landmines, and artillery peices.

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huhncc wrote:


The Germans used the K round (armour peircing rifle round), the 37mm anti-tank gun (great review and details on the landship page), landmines, and artillery peices.

And of course an anti tank rifle, including some on wheeled carriages (which would have helped with the ferocious recoil), some forms of AT grenades, flamethrowewrs, AT traps, lorry mounted guns. There were a number of varieties of land mines (some quite crude and others complex). Its actually more complex than many realise and I'm trying to build up a detailed picture.

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I just noticed this series of Deutsche Reichsarchiv photographs with AWM commentary, held at the Australian War Memorial:

http://cas.awm.gov.au/photograph/H13442
http://cas.awm.gov.au/photograph/H13444
http://cas.awm.gov.au/photograph/H13445
http://cas.awm.gov.au/photograph/H13447
http://cas.awm.gov.au/photograph/H13448
http://cas.awm.gov.au/photograph/H13449
http://cas.awm.gov.au/photograph/H13451
http://cas.awm.gov.au/photograph/H13453
http://cas.awm.gov.au/photograph/H13454

Steve



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Thanks for sharing these images. The last one is of particular interest as photos of the Minenwerfer prepared to fire horizontally are rare.



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