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Re: Russian artillery Id.

Post by ROLAND1369 » 29 Apr 2021 02:51

Due to the presence of the second shoulder half way up the barrel of the tubes and the apparent vertical sides of the turret as well as the height of the barrels in the turret face I feel that this is a 203 mm 50 m1905 twin turret removed from the Pre-Dreadnought battleships of the Andrei Pervozvanny-class. They were removed after WW I and emplaced ashore as coastal guns. The 180 MM turrets have only 1 shoulder close to the turret, have sides that angle vertically, and are trunioned much lower in the turret.
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Re: Russian artillery Id.

Post by ROLAND1369 » 30 Apr 2021 12:35

This is a photo of the 8 inch turret as mounted on Fort Totleben in the defenses of Kronstadt. My information shows 4-2 gun batteries emplaced in these defenses from post WW I until 1962. as the pic shows no vegetation around or near the turret the pic probably was taken on one of the island forts. source is a Russian book on Fort Totleben.
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Re: Russian artillery Id.

Post by Sturm78 » 01 May 2021 20:42

ROLAND1369 wrote
Due to the presence of the second shoulder half way up the barrel of the tubes and the apparent vertical sides of the turret as well as the height of the barrels in the turret face I feel that this is a 203 mm 50 m1905 twin turret removed from the Pre-Dreadnought battleships of the Andrei Pervozvanny-class. They were removed after WW I and emplaced ashore as coastal guns. The 180 MM turrets have only 1 shoulder close to the turret, have sides that angle vertically, and are trunioned much lower in the turret.
Thanks a lot for your correction, ROLAND1369....I think you are right, probably.

Interesting the information about the defenses of Kronstadt with these turrets.

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Re: Russian artillery Id.

Post by ROLAND1369 » 02 May 2021 03:26

Info on the Kronstadt CD batteries in english is very squishy. A diagram of the CD batteries organization shows 4-2 gun 8 inch turret batteries I can definitely identify 3 of them in documents and aerial photos, but the location 4th is not clear. One was located on Fort KRASNA GORKA on the mainland south of Kronstadt. A second was on Fort Toteleben, a island fort Northeast of Kronstadt, and a third was located on Fort Obruchev, and island fort north of Kronstadt. The limited info is complicated by the renaming of forts by the communists after the revolution and quite a bit of conflicting information.

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Re: Russian artillery Id.

Post by Statist » 02 May 2021 10:56

Sturm78 wrote:
28 Apr 2021 22:35
Thank you very much for your extensive and very informative answer, Statist ... :)
Very useful for me !!

Only a doubt...
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The picture shows the 152 mm Canet-Obuhov M1892 artillery gun, most likely installed in the summer of 1941 on the defensive line in the Olenino region (Rzhevsko-Vyazemsky defensive line).
Are you sure an 152mm M1892 Obuhov-Canet ? I think the gun seems bigger.... :? :?
It`s correct. The picture shows the location of the artillery battery no. 282 (the battery had two artillery pieces) of the 199th separate artillery battalion. Artillery battery was dislocated in the village of Khlebniki, Oleninsky district, Kalinin (now Tver) region. There are other pictures of this gun on the web.
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Re: Russian artillery Id.

Post by ROLAND1369 » 02 May 2021 15:08

[quote=ROLAND1369 post_id=2340486 time=1619782506 user_id=24651]
This is a photo of the 8 inch turret as mounted on Fort Totleben in the defenses of Kronstadt. My information shows 4-2 gun batteries emplaced in these defenses from post WW I until 1962. as the pic shows no vegetation around or near the turret the pic probably was taken on one of the island forts. source is a Russian book on Fort Totleben.
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One of the main problems I have encountered is the location of Fort Shepeleov. My information is that it contained 2 twin 14 inch turrets but I have been unable to locate it in the Kronstadt defenses.

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Re: Russian artillery Id.

Post by Sturm78 » 12 Dec 2021 14:23

Hi all,

120mm or 152mm Canet M1892 gun ??

Image from AKG images
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Re: Russian artillery Id.

Post by Sturm78 » 14 Jan 2022 23:09

Nobody for my last image ?

Well, here another question. Any idea about this ?

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Re: Russian artillery Id.

Post by Art » 15 Jan 2022 08:16

Taubin's automatic grenade launcher:
https://modernfirearms.net/en/grenade-l ... aubin-agl/

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Re: Russian artillery Id.

Post by Sturm78 » 16 Jan 2022 17:57

Thank you veru much for your help, Art.. :wink:

I did not know this weapon...A pity only prototypes.

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Re: Russian artillery Id.

Post by karlik » 14 Feb 2022 00:54

Hi!
Unknow russian gun????
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Re: Russian artillery Id.

Post by ROLAND1369 » 20 Feb 2022 04:21

[quote=Sturm78 post_id=1387979 time=1256069878 user_id=33108]
Hi all,

I found these images of russian coastal guns. I need your help to Id. the guns.
Images from http://www.odkrywca.pl


Thanks in advance. Sturm78
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I concur with the number 2 pic being a 75 mm Canet and the number 3 being a 180 mm twin turret but I would say that the number 1 pic is a 130 MM B 13. I base this on the lack of an upward swinging breechblock, present on both single and dual turret versions of the 180 MM as well as the muzzle swell, not present on 180 mm weapons. These along with the rather large single recoil cylinder on Pic 1 would indicate a 130 vrs 180 mm. You can also see the round device at the breech which is part of the spring rammer.
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Re: Russian artillery Id.

Post by ROLAND1369 » 20 Feb 2022 04:33

[quote=Sturm78 post_id=1387979 time=1256069878 user_id=33108]
Hi all,

I found these images of russian coastal guns. I need your help to Id. the guns.
Images from http://www.odkrywca.pl


Thanks in advance. Sturm78
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I concur with the number 2 pic being a 75 mm Canet and the number 3 being a 180 mm twin turret but I would say that the number 1 pic is a 130 MM B 13. I base this on the lack of an upward swinging breechblock, present on both single and dual turret versions of the 180 MM as well as the muzzle swell, not present on 180 mm weapons. These along with the rather large single recoil cylinder on Pic 1 would indicate a 130 vrs 180 mm.
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Re: Russian artillery Id.

Post by Sturm78 » 26 Feb 2022 20:39

Hi all,

Can somebody identufy the gun on this armoured train ?

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Re: Russian artillery Id.

Post by von thoma » 26 Mar 2022 08:00

Russian cannon ?, caliber, date, please if possible.
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