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RicemanCDN
01-20-2009, 06:33 PM
Name the artillery piece or anit aircraft gun

start off Extremely easy
http://www.okmilmuseum.ca/images/Finestone%2088mm.jpg

Churchill
01-20-2009, 06:55 PM
Hahaha, this is going to turn hard as soon as Librarian, Malarz, and Sergej come here... :)

S'a Flak 18

RicemanCDN
01-20-2009, 07:05 PM
Hahaha, this is going to turn hard as soon as Librarian, Malarz, and Sergej come here... :)

S'a Flak 18

hahaha correct but ya we better crack a few questions off before they show up lol

RicemanCDN
01-20-2009, 07:05 PM
Next Question what Kind of AA gun is this
http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/1/1e/Bofors-p004596.jpg/300px-Bofors-

navyson
01-20-2009, 09:20 PM
Next Question what Kind of AA gun is this
http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/1/1e/Bofors-p004596.jpg/300px-Bofors-
The 40mm Bofors Gun?

Churchill
01-20-2009, 09:21 PM
Hey, winner gets next question.

Bofors, BTW.

Churchill
01-20-2009, 09:21 PM
Dang you NavySon! :)

navyson
01-20-2009, 09:28 PM
Hey, winner gets next question.

Did I get it right?

RicemanCDN
01-20-2009, 09:36 PM
Did I get it right?

Yes u did

navyson
01-20-2009, 09:38 PM
What is this:
3135

navyson
01-20-2009, 10:04 PM
BTW, my dad helped to man the twin 40mms above the 5 inch gun:
http://www.ww2incolor.com/d/83631-2/Destroyer+2
Though not on this particular destroyer escort. And they used them for anti-aircraft when needed.

navyson
01-20-2009, 10:19 PM
Dang you NavySon! :)
Sorry Churchill! :oops:

malarz_russ@hotmail.com
01-21-2009, 12:25 AM
Hiya, Navyson and all!

Seems that we are doing the anti-aircraft bit... your offering is the German 12.8cm FlaK 40 Zwilling. There is one on display at the Ordanance Musuem: http://ordmusfound.org/flak40.html

Russ
FAA Airman
Proud son of Rose and Wes

navyson
01-21-2009, 05:15 AM
Seems that we are doing the anti-aircraft bit... your offering is the German 12.8cm FlaK 40 Zwilling. There is one on display at the Ordanance Musuem: http://ordmusfound.org/flak40.html


Hi Russ! That's correct! I bet those AA guns had some pop! Care to take a turn?

malarz_russ@hotmail.com
01-21-2009, 11:27 PM
Thank you, Navyson!

Here is todays puzzler:

http://www.onesixthwarriors.com/photo/data/500/0130.jpg

Enjoy!

Russ
FAA Airman
Proud son of Rose and Wes

Librarian
01-22-2009, 11:25 AM
Looks like the "Little David", an American 36 inch (914 mm) mortar, my dear Mr. Malarz Russ. :)

tankgeezer
01-22-2009, 03:01 PM
Little David was employed as a bomb projector, for the purpose of testing bomb designs without the need for tying up a crew,and aircraft to drop them. Later was given over to tactical use, just dont remember what.

Churchill
01-22-2009, 03:20 PM
Yes u did

If that's the case, wasn't I supposed to get the next pic choice? I'll let it slide, this time, because it's you guys. :mrgreen:

An teh on noes! Librarian and Malarz are here!!! :mrgreen:

wingsofwrath
01-23-2009, 06:33 AM
Mr Librarian got to the cannon before I did, but let's hope his next photo will be a puzzling one...

Librarian
01-23-2009, 01:04 PM
Hopefully, it will be, my dear Mr. Wingsofwrath! ;)

And so, here it is:

http://i10.photobucket.com/albums/a137/Langnasen/A-00001.jpg

As usually, correct type identification will be your task, honorable ladies and gentlemen.

Major Walter Schmidt
01-23-2009, 05:19 PM
Is it Japanese?

wingsofwrath
01-24-2009, 01:20 AM
Looks to me like a Soviet 100 mm/56 Model 1934 on naval mount, but I could be wrong.
This is just my first impression, since I'm in a bit of a hurry right now.

malarz_russ@hotmail.com
01-24-2009, 02:04 PM
Hello, y'all!

Yes, Librarian has unleased his amazing abilities and deciphered my offering! Look out everyone, now there is competition!:o

Sorry, Churchill, I hope I didn't barge in before you were able to make your offering of a puzzler.:neutral:

Russ
FAA Airman
Proud son of Rose and Wes

Librarian
01-24-2009, 07:10 PM
Sorry for being late, honorable ladies and gentlemen, but my dear Mother in law was with us again…


Is it Japanese?

Sorry, my dear Herr Major, but the answer is - no.


Looks to me like a Soviet 100 mm/56 Model 1934 on naval mount, but I could be wrong.

Naval mount represents an correct conclusion, but the land of origin and caliber are wrong, my dear Mr. Wingsofwrath. ;)


Look out everyone, now there is competition!

Oh, please, my dear Mr. Malarz Russ – don’t be so pusillanimous. This is only a game and ability for augmentation of our knowledge about The Queen of Battle – artillery! :D

Churchill
01-24-2009, 08:24 PM
Sorry, Churchill, I hope I didn't barge in before you were able to make your offering of a puzzler.:neutral:

Hahaha, no problems my friend.:cool:

wingsofwrath
01-26-2009, 10:29 AM
Hmm... Is this perchance a 75 mm M/37 Skoda gun?
I am not too sure of the caliber, but it looks very much like the 75 ItK/37 SK anti-aircraft gun...

Librarian
01-27-2009, 06:05 AM
Bravo, my dear Mr. Wingsofwrath - definitely, it is Škoda. But yet again, caliber and designation are wrong. Nevertheless, you are on the right track! :D

wingsofwrath
01-27-2009, 05:05 PM
Heh. I knew the time of my childhood spent amid the guns in the Maritime Museum of Constanta would prove useful someday...

Since there absolutely no chance to measure the caliber in the picture and I lack reference pictures for most of the models produced by Škoda, the only way forward is to slowly work our way trough all of them (luckily there are only 2 probable answers [and several improbable ones])

That being the case, is there even a slight possibility that our mystery contender is a 12 cm/46 Škoda, the type one might find in the Yugoslavian "Beograd" class destroyers?
The other glaring variant would be the 14 cm/56 Škoda, of the Yugoslavian "Dubrovnik". Is it perchance the latter?

Librarian
01-27-2009, 06:43 PM
What can I say, my dear Mr. Wingsofwrath? Bravo! Yes, Škoda D 46 M (120 mm) indeed was our misterious artilery piece. Congratulations upon your well-won victory and best wishes for your future sucess! :D

Please, proceed!

wingsofwrath
01-27-2009, 07:48 PM
Heartfelt thanks, my dear Mr Librarian!

Before we proceed further, I would like to ask RicemanCDN, as the initiator of this quiz, some clarification for future reference: are we to abide by the posting rules found in the Aircraft thread (only aircraft that saw service in WW2 allowed) or can we follow the more liberal one applied in the AFV topic? (vehicles from different eras are allowed with moderation)

In any case, my next entry is well between the confines of the strictest rules.

Ladies and gentleman, what device fired the following ordnance?

http://img220.imageshack.us/img220/3931/mystery13xa5.jpg

Librarian
01-28-2009, 04:22 PM
A very specific one called the Holman Projector - a weapon used by the Royal Navy, my dear Mr. Wingsofwrath. Actually, we are observing the High Explosive projectile, which is available here:

http://web.ukonline.co.uk/stephen.johnson/arms/holm10.jpg

Further information about this pretty peculiar weapon are available here:

http://www.navyhistory.org.au/the-holman-projector/

Librarian
01-29-2009, 01:31 PM
Well, honorable ladies and gentlemen, finally we were able to find some appropriate photo-materials for this thread:

http://i10.photobucket.com/albums/a137/Langnasen/000043.jpg

Naturally, identification of the correct designation will be your standardized task this time as well. Have a good fun! :)

tomo pauk
03-13-2009, 12:01 PM
76,2mm infantry gun Model 1943, from eEx-Soviet Union of course.

Librarian
05-16-2009, 10:43 AM
Alas, my dear Mr. Pauk, this piece of ordnance actually possessed another, slightly minor caliber of 75 mm, and was of completely distinct, non-Soviet origin. :)

BTW – so sorry for my late reply, but I was absolutely overwhelmed with certain professional obligations. :oops:

malarz_russ@hotmail.com
08-08-2009, 03:09 PM
Bueller? Bueller?

Still stuck on Librarians mystery cannon...

Librarian
10-28-2009, 05:39 PM
Sorry for my protracted silence, my dear Mr. Malarz Russ. Here is a tiny hint for you – renowned Rheinmetall actually designed this highly intriguing construction. :)

wingsofwrath
10-31-2009, 08:23 AM
I think it might be a variant of the 7.5 cm leichtes Infanteriegeschütz 18 .

Either one of the Polish guns that were purchased in 1932 from Germany, or, more likely, since the carriage has an uniquely "Russian" feel, a prototype built during the short lived 1930-33 collaboration between I.P. Uborevich and V.G. Grabin, head Soviet arms manufacturers, with Rheinmetall-Borsig.

Librarian
10-31-2009, 01:49 PM
You first impression was correct, my dear Mr. Wingsofwrath, Grabin and Co. were not connected with this little piece of artillery. :)

The only question is: what was the official designation of that tiny cannon? I think that some helpful hints are connected this little video-clip:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d6mOZ0hc9s0&feature=related

And please – don’t hurry. Technical investigations always are serene and unruffled intellectual contemplations.;)

wingsofwrath
10-31-2009, 04:37 PM
Taking into account your latest clue, it would appear that the mystery gun is the elusive 1939 7.5 cm le.IG 18F (leichtes Infanteriegeschütz 18 Fallshirmjager) of which only 6 were ever made, a failed paratrooper variant of the aforementioned gun that was superseded in field use by the introduction of the 7.5 cm Leichtgeschütz 40, actually a recoilless rifle using the same ammunition.

The second possibility (and the one towards which I am leaning) is the 7,5 Infanteriegeschütz 37, basically an le.IG 42 tube (unfinished replacement of the IG 18) mounted upon a 3.7cm PAK 35/36 carriage.

Three: 7.5cm leichte Gebirgs Infanteriegeschütze 18 L/11.8 that was also used by the Fallshirmjager.
Actually shown in the picture is the earlier version, with spoked wheels - this weapon never officialy had a gunshield, but who knows...

http://www.lexikon-der-wehrmacht.de/Bilder/Gebirgsgeschutze/7,5-cmlGebG18-1.jpg

And, last but not least, a fourth and final variant: 7.5cm Infantriegeschutz L/13, an improved version of the le.IG 18 that saw use in very small numbers.

Librarian
11-01-2009, 03:56 PM
And that final variant - 7.5cm Infanteriegeschütze L/13 - my dear Mr. Wingsowrath, which was successfully applied in Operation Rösselsprung in former Yugoslavia by the 500th SS-Fallschirmjägerbatallion and two companies of the 1st Fallschirmjäger Division represents the correct answer.

Very good job, my sincerest congratulations. And now – please, proceed. We are awaiting for your next nominee. :)

wingsofwrath
11-01-2009, 08:19 PM
Thank you for a really intriguing enigma and your kind words, Mr Librarian!

And now, without further ado, I give you this nice little piece to ponder upon:

http://img222.imageshack.us/img222/6218/peashooter1.jpg

Librarian
11-02-2009, 10:08 PM
Holly smoke - combined AA & AT gun Semag M 1923 (20 mm)! :shock:

Very original weapon, my dear Mr. Wingsofwrath, you really do have an imaginative taste in weaponry. Good! You will excuse me for a moment, I have to find something suitable as well. ;)

Librarian
11-03-2009, 10:23 PM
And finally, honorable ladies and gentlemen, here is another mysterious high-power piece of weaponry:

http://i10.photobucket.com/albums/a137/Langnasen/000078.jpg

Thanking you in anticipation of your kind offers in the matter, I wish you, as always all the best! ;)

wingsofwrath
11-20-2009, 02:25 AM
I'm afraid I am unable to crack this mystery in a single go, since this artillery piece is completely unknown to me, but I will try to break this enigma into (hopefully) more manageable pieces.

It's clear this is gun is on a test mount of some sorts rather than its regular carriage - it seems a rather ill fit for the piece and would have proved damned impossible to move anywhere on the battlefield with that strong concrete base, so I'm guessing it's either of the following:

a) prototype being tested by the army - this either resulted in the piece being adopted with/without modification, or in its rejection, in which case we are dealing with a one-off.

b) a captured piece of ordnance being tested in order to ascertain its characteristics.

The gun tube itself is strongly reminiscent in its shape of the Japanese Type 92 10 cm Cannon, although the exact caliber is somewhat hard to ascertain from the photograph due to the lack of any reference frame.

Librarian
11-20-2009, 03:45 PM
Both science and art rely upon intuition and perception, my dear Mr. Wingsofwrath. Although no one has yet been able to construct an fully acceptable explanation of how judgments are made, it is clear, however, that the way how man recognizes his environment has much to do with the prevailing attitudes he already has.

Therefore here are some additional hints:

- Our heavy artillery piece actually has a 360-degree traverse(the bedding actually contained the traversing ring);

- That long-range gun was completely transportable in disassembled state, separated into 3 independent loads;

- Caliber was 150 mm;

- Limited number of cannons was manufactured for export only.

With humility I acknowledge your very practical, sharp and encouraging inductive reasoning. :army: ;)

wingsofwrath
12-01-2009, 08:24 AM
Well, so far, this has been a total no-brainer from my part - I got so fixed up on the similarity of the tube to the Japanese Type 92, I completely ignored the distinctive mount. I knew I've seen it before, but I couldn't place it...
Well, a few minutes ago it hit me - I had seen a similar base in the Military Museum of Bucharest, holding up a Skoda 42mm Morser.
Following up that line of reasoning, I feel confident that the mystery piece of ordnance is in fact the 15 cm Kanone 403 (j), or, if you prefer, the Skoda 15cm M-1928 gun, used by Yugoslavia in the first part of the war and then captured by the Deutsche Heer and renamed in accordance. Ironically, the description of this gun states that it was also used by Romania, but I can attest to the fact that my country never had it in its arsenal and it's probably just a confusion with the 75mm Skoda Md 1928 which we did use during the war.

Librarian
12-01-2009, 12:51 PM
What can I say, my dear Mr. Wingsofwrath? Your effort was absolutely splendid! What a gift you have. My sincerest congratulations upon your clear victory, won by the best man, and warmest wishes for your future success. :D

wingsofwrath
12-02-2009, 05:00 AM
I thank you very much for your praise, my dear Mr Librarian, but I must confess I am hardly deserving of it, considering how I consistently failed to see the right answer even though it was staring me right in the face.

In any case, allow me to introduce you to the next enigma, also a high powered piece of artillery:

http://img231.imageshack.us/img231/9305/guess7.jpg

Librarian
12-02-2009, 07:50 AM
Many people don’t recognize their true capability, my dear Mr. Wingsofwrath. However, I am assuring you that your identification abilities are significantly above the usual line. And remember: there is no man living who isn't capable of doing more than he thinks he can do! Therefore, do believe in your strength and learn to repeat endlessly to yourself. "It all depends on me." ;)

And now back to business! All visible elements are strongly suggesting that we are observing Soviet B4 M1931 (203mm) heavy howitzer.

wingsofwrath
12-02-2009, 11:06 AM
Bravo!
I am really impressed with your speedy identification of this piece my dear Mr Librarian!
I took care to choose a picture in which the specific caterpillar tracks of this heavy howitzer are not visible, and yet you managed to spot it right away.
That being the case, it's your turn again.

As for believing in myself, I am not the one for self derision, quite the contrary. I can assure you I have always thought of myself as being above other mortals, even though time and fate will eventually show me this is not the case... ;)

Librarian
12-02-2009, 01:24 PM
Thank you, my dear Mr. Wingsofwrath. You know, that typically Soviet type of breech mechanism, with those stepped segments of the breech-screw was highly useful. :)

And now - something completely different:

http://i10.photobucket.com/albums/a137/Langnasen/00102.jpg

Moreover, don’t be troubled with thy fate: it always is but a Choice. ;)

wingsofwrath
12-03-2009, 10:04 AM
Well, well...

I'm afraid this mystery has me rather stumped for now. The piece offered certainly looks like an anti tank gun of some description, but there are several unique features that set it apart from anything I've seen before, so I'm going to try and go all "analytic" again -

First off, the breech mechanism and muzzle brake seem to suggest something in the line of the Dutch 47mm Hembrug-Böhler, especially in the deep "trough" recoil rail.

Caliber - that is indeed a tough one to discern from the photo, but I'm judging between 3-6cm. Maybe 7.5cm, but surely no more than that.

The mount is not distinctive enough, and the only other gun that I know with mudguards on its wheels is the US M3 37mm AT gun. (are we seeing a pattern here?)

While the back of the gunshield looks normal enough, there is something going on in front of it that I can't really make heads and tails - is it an extra angled shield of some sort, an ammunition caisson or something entirely different? A photograph from the other direction would be of great help.

In the end I'm afraid I will need some extra hints in order to identify this mystifying piece of ordnance.

By the way, my dear Mr Librarian, while searching the net in order to solve this new enigma, I accidentally got some extra info on an earlier one - the 7.5cm Infanteriegeschütze L/13.
While indeed a German design stemming from the le.IG 18, this particular gun was in fact produced by the Dutch company H.I.H. (http://www.overvalwagen.com/HIHSiderius.html) ( offshoot of Rheinmetall - Borsig) for use in China: http://www.network54.com/Forum/330333/message/1142544450/More+Haiha-HIH+light+calibre+gun+pics, http://www.network54.com/Forum/330333/message/1144780783/4+piece+battery+factory+picture. Imagine that!

Librarian
12-03-2009, 02:22 PM
No problem, my dear Mr. Wingsofwrath. Actually, divisional artillery units primarily used this medium-caliber, 75 mm field gun - very often as an primary anti-tank weapon. However, it was completely capable of firing high-explosive, incendiary, illumination, shrapnel and smoke shells as well.

On the other hand, the most significant part of this specific weapon is the muzzle brake, which represented an constructionally completely unique design, employed in only 3 other high-cost types. :cool:

And thank you very much for those excellent findings, my dear mr. Wingsofwrath! At this moment, my private Encyclopedia of Ordnance is expanded with an additional chapter. :D

wingsofwrath
12-04-2009, 03:44 AM
Ah, yes, thank you for providing me with the caliber, it made things so much easier for me.

Clearly we are dealing with the Japanese Type 90 75 mm Field Gun (http://airlandseacraft.blogspot.com/2009/11/japanese-type-90-75-mm-field-gun.html), the only Japanese field gun fitted with a muzzle brake. What is interesting, is the fact that I was somewhat on the right track when speaking of the Hembrug-Böhler, because a number of these guns did make it into the Japanese army after the fall of Java from the Koninklijk Nederlands Indisch Leger, and the distinctive recoil mechanism (inspired by the French Schneider) is quite similar to that of the Type 90.

Since I'm 100% sure of a correct identification, allow me to provide you with a suitably obscure piece of artillery:

http://img294.imageshack.us/img294/2524/largepeashooter.jpg

Librarian
12-04-2009, 12:41 PM
Je tire mon chapeau, monsieur Wingsofwrath! What a choice: Belgian Canon de 155 L M-24, also known as 15,5 cm K. 432 (b). However, those characteristic wheels are quite easily identifiable… ;)

wingsofwrath
12-04-2009, 03:43 PM
Bravo, my dear Mr Librarian!

Despite the rather poor quality picture you once again managed to instantly identify this rather unique piece coming from esteemed Belgian manufacturer Cockerill.

As usual, it is now your turn, a fact that I anticipate with glee.

Librarian
12-05-2009, 08:34 AM
Thank you very much for your compliment, my dear Mr. Wingsofwrath. I also do enjoy reading the posts from a colleague who has the same flair for explaining those technical things.

And now, back to our less-known artillery pieces:

http://i10.photobucket.com/albums/a137/Langnasen/00103.jpg

I hope that this one will be sufficiently intriguing for our renowned associates as well. ;)

wingsofwrath
12-05-2009, 01:52 PM
I see we are steadily moving north, with this nice example of the Norwegian Ehrhardt 7,5cm feltkanon M/1901 (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ehrhardt_7.5_cm_Model_1901) modified for motorized transport.
This piece was also in use by the Wehrmacht as 7,5 cm FK 246(n) after the fall of Norway, which is ironic, since the design itself is of a German origin.

As our next contestant, allow me to offer you this one of a kind design:

http://img694.imageshack.us/img694/5184/peashooter2.jpg

Librarian
12-09-2009, 12:52 PM
Incredible! Dutch 31mm Boxman L39 (M 1928) light canon, which never advanced further than the testing phase! Indeed, you really like those rare specimens, my dear Mr. Wingsofwrath. :)

Well, we will proceed in the same spirit:

http://i10.photobucket.com/albums/a137/Langnasen/000223.jpg

In the meantime, as always – all the best! ;)

tom!
12-12-2009, 12:54 PM
Hi.

5,5 cm Flak Gerät 58 Rheinmetall-version

Yours

tom! ;)

Librarian
12-12-2009, 04:31 PM
Absolutely correct, sehr geehrter Herr Tom. Wir warten auf Ihre Anträge. :)

tom!
12-12-2009, 07:43 PM
Thanks.

So, what do we have here:

http://www.heartsofiron.eu/forum/gallery/image.php?album_id=60&image_id=16672&mode=thumbnail (http://www.heartsofiron.eu/forum/gallery/image.php?album_id=60&image_id=16672)

Yours

tom! ;)

Librarian
12-13-2009, 05:37 PM
Well, it seems to me that we actually have here only a nice little warning sign, my dear Mr. Tom. Perhaps we do need some additional level of authorization? :confused:

tom!
12-14-2009, 11:18 AM
Hm, I don´t know why, this should work.

OK, now from my webspace:

http://www.ww2technik.de/raetsel/hmmm%2042.jpeg

Librarian
12-14-2009, 01:37 PM
Well, it certainly looks like the Japanese Army Type 2 Antiaircraft Machine Cannon, my dear Mr. Tom. :)

tom!
12-20-2009, 04:59 AM
Hi.

Sorry, my computer broke down last week and it took some time to get my old Win98 PC running.

Your answer ist correct, so it´s your turn again.

Yours

tom!;)

Librarian
12-21-2009, 06:32 PM
Oh, my goodness! You have my heartfelt sympathy in your sudden affliction, my dear Mr. Tom. I do know what all that means… That happened to me as well! :(

Well we have to start this time with something… well…bigger and a little bit more powerful:

http://i10.photobucket.com/albums/a137/Langnasen/000568.jpg

As usually, honorable ladies and gentlemen, we are anticipating your kind offers! ;)

Uyraell
02-01-2010, 07:07 PM
#67.
Best Guess: one of the Brit coastal guns in Singapore, before WW2 began.
Reasoning: patterned on the 4-inch turrets of the late WW1 "Tribal" class destroyers.
Also, afaIui, Brit coastal guns at Dover, for eg. were casemated, not turreted, as were the french guns at calais.

Librarian
02-02-2010, 07:55 PM
Alas – no, my dear Mr. Uyraell. Those guns were not as BIG as this sturdy fellow, which actually continuously fired from 1941 to 1944! ;)

Uyraell
02-03-2010, 07:59 PM
Alas – no, my dear Mr. Uyraell. Those guns were not as BIG as this sturdy fellow, which actually continuously fired from 1941 to 1944! ;)

My dear Librarian, my thought now as to this pic is a decidedly random, odd, yet intuitive one.

Perhaps this weapon is not Brit at all, but rather, one of the guns salvaged from the Goeben or Breslau after WW1, and emplaced by Turkey thereafter?

Most likely I'm wrong in My intuition, but then, I've never seen an image of those weapons. Some vague hint in the back of my memory suggests the salvaged weapons were 9-inch naval rifles, though I have no more than said hint to go on.

Kindest Regards, Uyraell.

Librarian
02-04-2010, 02:39 PM
Bingo, my dear Mr. Uyraell! Undeniably, our big mystery shooter is not of British origin, and after the WW2 even some nuclear artillery shells were produced for that brawny cannon. ;)

Of course, numerous other tips are also available! :)

Uyraell
02-05-2010, 05:13 PM
It would seem, my dear Mr. Librarian, that I have to go out on another admittedly shaky limb.
Kuivasaari, is My next guess, though I see no images of the actual turrets on the site I'm looking at.

At any rate, this exhausted brain cannot currently conjour a better asnswer.

Kind Regards my friend, Uyraell.

wingsofwrath
02-22-2010, 04:46 PM
Well, I'm a bit stumped, to tell the truth, so I'm having a blind guess.

The gun mantle visible in the picture is not quite right for the type, but I must eliminate this possibility, since there seems to be an emphasis on the word "big" in your posts, my dear Mr Librarian:

40.6 cm Schnelladekanone C/34 of the Battery Lindemann.

Later edit: Scratch that, I found our mystery cannon!

406mm Soviet B-37 Battleship cannon in test mount at the Rjevskiyi firing ground.
This massive cannon was originally designed in 1936 for a battleship programme that never materialised and took part in the defense of Leningrad from 1941 to 1944. It can still be found there (http://www.nortfort.ru/coastal/foto_4061_e.html), but is now in danger of being scrapped.

wingsofwrath
02-27-2010, 06:49 AM
Since our Mr Librarian hasn't signed in lately and I am 100% positive of the correctness of my answer, please allow me to post a new enigma, in order to "keep the ball moving" as it were:

http://img52.imageshack.us/img52/871/biggun1.jpg

Tiger205
03-07-2010, 03:55 AM
Dear Mr. Wingsofwarth,

for me it seems a japanese field howitzer or a mountain gun, but I really cannot identify the exact type.
Is it corrert?

TGR

wingsofwrath
03-08-2010, 07:10 AM
Mr. Tiger, I can assure you that the howitzer in question is not in any way related to the Empire of the Rising Sun but instead must be sought after in a country that lies further west. I can provide you with further clues, should you need them, but I will remain silent for now, since our esteemed Mr Librarian has joined the game once more.

Tiger205
03-08-2010, 10:27 AM
o.k.

I have already realized my faults.
But I still cannot identify. :(
The general layout is very similar to Krupp (96M) 7,7 cm Field Gun, but the gun itself has larger caliber and shorter too (so more likely howitzer than gun)....

I have to make some additional research,
Regards
TGR

wingsofwrath
03-08-2010, 11:06 AM
Faults? My dear friend, I must congratulate you on your keen eye, since you are certainly on the right track - this mountain howitzer certainly originated at that esteemed establishment, but the calibre is somewhat larger...

Tiger205
03-08-2010, 02:44 PM
I give it up!
That should be a baltic/polish/german instalaltion of a 10 cm short-barelled gun to the mentioned carriage.
In my archive no such data (although the Austro-Hungarian 10 cm GH is quite similar) - so - let the others try it!
:(

TGR

Uyraell
03-08-2010, 06:27 PM
My dear Mr. Wingsofwrath ... I think the image you posted is of a Japanese Army mountain Howitzer, Type 18, from (iirc) 1927. These were among the earliest guns employed in Manchuria, and if stories are to be believed, were still in use as training pieces by Chinese forces in the 1950's.

Kind Regards, Uyraell.

Tiger205
03-09-2010, 12:41 AM
My dear Mr. Wingsofwrath ... I think the image you posted is of a Japanese Army mountain Howitzer, Type 18, from (iirc) 1927. These were among the earliest guns employed in Manchuria, and if stories are to be believed, were still in use as training pieces by Chinese forces in the 1950's.

Kind Regards, Uyraell.

Dear Mr . Uyraell,

I got this message before:
"Mr. Tiger, I can assure you that the howitzer in question is not in any way related to the Empire of the Rising Sun but instead must be sought after in a country that lies further west."

Sincerely,
TIGER

wingsofwrath
03-09-2010, 05:13 AM
Maybe if I told you the calibre of this nice artillery piece is exactly 105mm it will help with your enquiries?
We already established it was produced by an esteemed weapons manufacturer from Essen, so this should be real easy to find now...

Tiger205
03-09-2010, 05:38 AM
Krupp 10,5cm L12 ?

Turkish Army?

TGR

http://img0.tar.hu/tiger205/size2/73219955.jpg

wingsofwrath
03-09-2010, 06:13 AM
Spot on!

Indeed, that is the artillery piece in the photograph, a WW1 veteran that was in active service with the Turkish Army until the early 50s.

Your turn!

Tiger205
03-09-2010, 09:01 AM
My dear friends,

I hope that this exellent, but rare gun has not appeared before.

So, please denominate it!

TGR

http://img0.tar.hu/tiger205/size2/73224184.jpg

wingsofwrath
03-10-2010, 06:06 AM
Ok, I must confess I am unable to identify this right away, so I'll be needing some clues, for example the calibre of this piece, not immediately discernible from the photograph. (I'm guessing 8inch or 210mm)

Tiger205
03-10-2010, 06:18 AM
Ok, I must confess I am unable to identify this right away, so I'll be needing some clues, for example the calibre of this piece, not immediately discernible from the photograph. (I'm guessing 8inch or 210mm)

a BIIIIG HELP: Belive or not, this is an AA gun!!!!!

wingsofwrath
03-11-2010, 04:20 AM
Actually, I believe it, since our mystery cannon is one of only two Japanese Type 5 15 cm AA Guns (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Type_5_15_cm_AA_Gun). I had thought from the onset that the tube looked vaguely Japanese, but I wasted a lot of time looking into the different mounting system of the Type 3 12 cm AA Gun before I got to the right answer...

Tiger205
03-11-2010, 05:33 AM
Correct answer!
Congratulations!

I hope you can agree with me, this was a rarety! :D
It is now your turn, I am waiting for the next enigma!
TGR

wingsofwrath
01-26-2011, 04:34 AM
Oops.

I forgot about this thread and I suddenly discover that it had been my turn to post for over ten months...
In any case, in order to breathe some life into this discussion, here is a rather straightforward riddle:

http://img823.imageshack.us/img823/9692/guess18.jpg

Ronnyguitar
02-01-2011, 07:01 AM
this looks like a 28cm krupp coastal artillery , maybe at oscarsburg ??

Ronnyguitar
02-01-2011, 10:26 AM
yeah this must be one of the three guns that sank the Blücher on 9 april 1940 in the Oslofjord, here's a pic from the rear.......

http://www.fortif-tour.com/atlantikwall/oscarsburg%201.jpg

wingsofwrath
02-01-2011, 12:22 PM
Absolutely correct!

Welcome to the board, Mr. Ronnyguitar, your turn to post.

Ronnyguitar
02-01-2011, 04:21 PM
ok, thx !! it's almost midnight here, so i'll post in a few hours ...ok ??

Ronnyguitar
02-02-2011, 02:13 AM
so here's my pic :

http://img23.imageshack.us/img23/783/ht1oy.jpg

good luck !!

wingsofwrath
02-02-2011, 04:27 AM
Thank you for sharing this picture of a nicely restored Hotchkiss 37 mm Revolving Cannon, Mr. Ronnyguitar!

I must however confess that for me that is the single most recognisable piece of artillery, since I grew just a hundred yards up the street from the Romanian Navy Museum which just happens to have a couple of those parked in front...

http://www.joie.ro/wp-content/uploads/2010/08/muzeul-de-marina.jpg

Ronnyguitar
02-02-2011, 04:41 AM
lol, you're absolutely right wingsofwrath...... !! and it's a quite funny cannon.......

youre turn !!

wingsofwrath
02-02-2011, 06:18 AM
Ok, then, what is this piece of artillery?

http://img714.imageshack.us/img714/4305/guess19.jpg

Ronnyguitar
02-03-2011, 02:32 AM
mmm not quite sure, looks like a russian 76mm nickname Ratsch-Boom, here's another pic..

http://www.theeasternfront.co.uk/Graphics/76mmzis3.jpg

Ronnyguitar
02-03-2011, 02:49 AM
a ZIS3 76mm perhaps ? , here's another pic (my first answer disappeared ??)

http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/b/ba/ZiS3_nn.jpg/800px-ZiS3_nn.jpg

wingsofwrath
02-03-2011, 08:58 AM
This piece of antitank artillery certainly shares a few design features with the ZIS-3, but I'm afraid the resemblance stops here.
Besides the obvious different shield and muzzle brake, this cannon also has a different calibre and hails from a different country...

Ronnyguitar
02-04-2011, 04:34 AM
;) a Romanian 77mm perhaps ?

wingsofwrath
02-04-2011, 08:38 AM
You are now dangerously close to the right answer. This gun is indeed Romanian, but the calibre is a tad less than 77m...

Ronnyguitar
02-04-2011, 11:10 AM
Bingo !!

it's a 75mm Resita DT-UDR 26 anti-tank gun model 1943

wingsofwrath
02-04-2011, 11:28 AM
"Bingo", indeed!

You are absolutely correct, the piece of artillery pictured is none other than the 75 mm Reşiţa Model 1943 .

Please proceed.

Ronnyguitar
02-04-2011, 05:01 PM
ok i'll make it easy, and i know it's for wingsofwrath a piece of a cake.......... so i hope that someone else sees this topic and tries to answer. ;)


http://www.mijnalbum.nl/GroteFoto-G6GQZGGX.jpg

wingsofwrath
02-05-2011, 04:06 AM
This looks pretty much like a standard 5 cm Panzerabwehrkanone 38 (L/60).

Ronnyguitar
02-08-2011, 11:45 AM
absolutely right , your turn !!