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Re: Id. british equipment

Post by Sturm78 » 05 Dec 2014 11:42

Thank you for your answer, gambadier

Do you have any list with the different models of british AA rangefinders in use during WW2?
Any additional images will be wellcome

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Re: Id. british equipment

Post by gambadier » 05 Dec 2014 12:06

AA is not really my thing. The only source I have is Routledge's AA Artillery 1914-55. I don't think there are any other secondary sources. That leaves the official publications.

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Re: Id. british equipment

Post by Clive Mortimore » 07 Dec 2014 10:23

Sturm78 wrote:Hi all,

Can anyone identify the model of this british AA rangefinder ??

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Hi Sturm

I don't think the troops are British. I do not recognise the uniforms.

Yours

Clive
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Re: Id. british equipment

Post by Rob Stuart » 07 Dec 2014 13:06

Clive Mortimore wrote:
Sturm78 wrote:Hi all,

Can anyone identify the model of this british AA rangefinder ??

Sturm78
Hi Sturm

I don't think the troops are British. I do not recognise the uniforms.

Yours

Clive
The gun in the picture appears to be a British 3.7-inch and the range finder is shown in use by Commonwealth forces in several pictures I have found. Possibly the gunners in the picture are Territorials, Royal Marines, Australians or some such.

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Re: Id. british equipment

Post by Sturm78 » 09 Dec 2014 14:22

Thank you, gambadier and Rob

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Re: Id. british equipment

Post by Alanmccoubrey » 09 Dec 2014 19:35

Sturm, are they not Americans ?
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Re: Id. british equipment

Post by Sturm78 » 11 Dec 2014 10:02

I don not know...

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Re: Id. british equipment

Post by John Hilly » 11 Dec 2014 16:50

Rob Stuart wrote: The gun in the picture appears to be a British 3.7-inch and the range finder is shown in use by Commonwealth forces in several pictures I have found. Possibly the gunners in the picture are Territorials, Royal Marines, Australians or some such.
I'd vote Canadiens. Spere barrels were manufactured there. :roll:
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Post by phylo_roadking » 11 Dec 2014 17:07

Alanmccoubrey wrote:Sturm, are they not Americans ?
Yep, I thought that too when I saw the slightly different "pressing" of the helmets, and the button-up gaiters.
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Re: Id. british equipment

Post by Sturm78 » 25 Oct 2015 18:29

Can somebody identify the model of these british bombs ??

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Re: Id. british equipment

Post by LineDoggie » 27 Oct 2015 07:12

250lb Mk1
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Re: Id. british equipment

Post by panzerhan » 27 Oct 2015 07:22

Sturm78 wrote:Hi all,

Can anyone identify the model of this british AA rangefinder ??

Sturm78


I think they are Turkish Soldiers. The color of their uniforms, the gaiters and the bread bags looks like they belong to Turkish Army. The British style helmets were began to used about the middle of 1940s.

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Re: Id. british equipment

Post by Sturm78 » 25 Apr 2016 22:33

Hi all,

Can somebody identify the exact models of these AA predictors ??

Are they both Vickers models ??

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Re: Id. british equipment

Post by Sturm78 » 30 Apr 2016 11:28

Nobody for my last question ??

Well, here another two images of AA predictors. Any idea about the exact model ?? :?

Images from AWM and the net
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Re: Id. british equipment

Post by Sturm78 » 02 May 2016 22:18

Nobody for the predictors ?? :(

Well, I hope to have motre lucky with this equipment. Can somebody identify this searchlight/radar ??

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