Russian artillery Id.

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Re: Russian artillery Id.

Post by dvzhuk » 15 Nov 2009 16:52

Hello Emmanuel,
Manuferey wrote:But which 203 mm is it ? Pattern 1905?
You are right, it is 203 mm L/50. The earlier model, 203 mm L/45, were installed in Odessa and Ochakov (Black sea), but these guns were already put out of service and removed from batteries in 1941.

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Re: Russian artillery Id.

Post by Sturm78 » 28 Dec 2009 11:43

Hi all,

I need your help again to identify correctly these Russian coastal guns.

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Re: Russian artillery Id.

Post by dvzhuk » 28 Dec 2009 12:34

Hello Sturm78,
Sturm78 wrote:I need your help again to identify correctly these Russian coastal guns.
Thanks for easy question 8-)
This is 130mm L/55 gun No. 4 of battery "A" at Kirchgof hill over Retzelja village, near Leningrad.

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Re: Russian artillery Id.

Post by Sturm78 » 28 Dec 2009 12:56

Hi Dennis, thank you very much for your answer. :D

Do you know if both pictures are the same gun?

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Re: Russian artillery Id.

Post by dvzhuk » 28 Dec 2009 13:16

Hello Sturm78,

Yes, they are of the same gun, but oriented in almost opposite directions.

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Re: Russian artillery Id.

Post by Sturm78 » 29 Dec 2009 13:04

Thank you again, Denis.

I need help to correctly identify these Russian guns. It is often difficult for me to correctly identify these old Russian guns. :?

Image 1: I think 152mm M1909 or 152mm M1909-30 :?
Image 2: I think 122mm M1910
Image 3: I think 152mm M1909 or 152mm M1909-30 :?

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Re: Russian artillery Id.

Post by Sturm78 » 29 Dec 2009 13:20

...and the last image.

Image 4: I think 152mm M1909-30 with pneumatic wheels

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Re: Russian artillery Id.

Post by Manuferey » 30 Dec 2009 18:05

Sturm,

Image 1 & 3: 152 mm M1909/30 as all M.1909 most probably modernized or discarded by June 41.
Image 2: 122 mm M.1910/30 as only 44 M.1910 remained in 1936 (and only 2 operational) and most probably all modernized (or discarded) by 1941.
Image 4: 152 mm M1909/30 - OK

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Re: Russian artillery Id.

Post by Sturm78 » 30 Dec 2009 22:02

Thank you very much for your answer, Emmanuel. :D

Regarding image 4, this howitzer with new pneumatic wheels had the same name as the howitzers of the same model with wooden wheels?

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Re: Russian artillery Id.

Post by Manuferey » 30 Dec 2009 22:44

I have not seen a different designation so far for the pneumatic tire version (the 122 mm M.1910/30 gun also had such a version) and the Germans did not seem to have different "beute" designations. But I bet that the Red Army, like any army, had a way to differentiate them on paper. :idea:

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Re: Russian artillery Id.

Post by Sturm78 » 31 Dec 2009 13:19

Thank you again, Emmanuel.

Another two photographs of Russian artillery to identify. In this case cannons mounted inside bunkers.

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Re: Russian artillery Id.

Post by dvzhuk » 31 Dec 2009 13:25

Hello Sturm78,
Sturm78 wrote:Another two photographs of Russian artillery to identify. In this case cannons mounted inside bunkers.
Both are L-17 76,2mm L/30,5 M1940. It was discussed here: 7.62 cm Festungs-Pak (r).
The photos are taken somewhere near Leningrad.

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Re: Russian artillery Id.

Post by Sturm78 » 02 Jan 2010 13:03

Thank you very much for your help, Denis. :D

I have on my computer these two photos identified as guns of Russian origin. Can anyone identify the model?

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Re: Russian artillery Id.

Post by dvzhuk » 02 Jan 2010 19:30

Hello Sturm78,
Sturm78 wrote:I have on my computer these two photos identified as guns of Russian origin. Can anyone identify the model?
They both are AA mountings derived from 75mm L/50. I'm not sure about model, as there were several recognized variations (M1911, 1926, 1928), and a lot of experimental and improvized.
I'll try to find the original caption for the 2nd photo, it could probably help.

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Re: Russian artillery Id.

Post by dvzhuk » 02 Jan 2010 19:49

The second photo has original caption «Sailors at anti-aitcraft gun in Utö, 1916». Hence it is battery No.64a at Utö island in Baltic sea (now territory of Finland). The battery No.64 was operational since April 1915, armed with four 75mm L/50 naval guns. In summer 1916 it was rearmed and splitted: since August battery No.64 had three 6in howitzers, and No.64a — two 75mm L/50 AA guns. In 1917 their numbers probably had been exchanged.

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