Help Id. coastal gun

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Re: Help Id. coastal gun

Post by Stp Leo » 24 Aug 2020 20:00

Sturm78 wrote:
24 Aug 2020 19:52
Hi all,

Is this an 90mm Mle 1877 french gun ?

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Good evening,

It is a french 120 mm Mle 1878 gun in Bastion XII in Calais.

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Re: Help Id. coastal gun

Post by Sturm78 » 25 Aug 2020 19:58

Thanks for your help, Stp Leo :)

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Re: Help Id. coastal gun

Post by Sturm78 » 12 Feb 2021 15:49

Hi all,

Can someone identify these French coastal guns ?
240mm Mle 1876 ??

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Re: Help Id. coastal gun

Post by Sturm78 » 28 Jul 2021 18:50

Hi all,

105mm Mle 1897 guns of battery at Pointe des Espagnols ???

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Re: Help Id. coastal gun

Post by Sturm78 » 31 Oct 2021 10:04

Hi all,

Nobody for my last images ?

Well, here another image from Ebay. Can somebody identify this gun ?
240mm Mle 1870-87 (or Mle 1870-93) ?? :?

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Re: Help Id. coastal gun

Post by ROLAND1369 » 02 Nov 2021 02:26

I have this down in my files as a 274 MM M 1881 on a M 1888 PC but I am far from an expert on the tricky subject of French Coastal Artillery.

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Re: Help Id. coastal gun

Post by Sturm78 » 02 Nov 2021 15:13

Thanks, ROLAND1369

It is possible that you are right. i am not a expert in this field, either....

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Re: Help Id. coastal gun

Post by ROLAND1369 » 02 Nov 2021 15:26

Based on the design of the battery and the type of weapon I would guess that the most likely location fort de l'île Pelée at Cherbourg. I emphasize that this is a guess with about a 20 % chance of being correct.

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Re: Help Id. coastal gun

Post by ROLAND1369 » 04 Nov 2021 01:27

Having examined photos I am now 50% certain that this a the lower battery of Fort Pelee, Cherbourg.

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Re: Help Id. coastal gun

Post by Manuferey » 04 Nov 2021 19:55

It's 100% sure, Roland !

We've discussed another photo of this gun here:
viewtopic.php?p=1644839#p1644839
and continuing here:
viewtopic.php?p=1754778#p1754778

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Re: Help Id. coastal gun

Post by ROLAND1369 » 06 Nov 2021 17:14

Thanks for the confirmation. I was also relatively certain but lack the doctrinal material to declare it 100%. Old habits from military intelligence processing.

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Re: Help Id. coastal gun

Post by Sturm78 » 10 Nov 2021 22:20

Thanks for your help, Emmanuel and ROLAND1369

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