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Belgrade. Kalemegdan Fortress
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PostPosted: Sun May 20, 2012 3:52 am
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The ultimate evolution of the original 10 cm is visible here:


105 mm mod. 1961 by Massimo Foti, on Flickr

After WW II the italian army updated these guns. They were rechambered to 105 mm (to use standard NATO ammo), got a muzzle brake, a Hogg Device and entered service as 105/22 mod 1961.

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Something for our Dutch friends:


7-veld Krupp by Massimo Foti, on Flickr

75 mm Krupp 1902/03 used by Dutch Army
en.wikipedia.org/wiki/...Model_1903

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10.5 cm Feldhaubitze 1912 Krupp by Massimo Foti, on Flickr

en.wikipedia.org/wiki/...bitze_M.12
Bulgarian Army captured some of these howitzers from Romanian Army in 1917. Serbian Army captured several pieces in 1918

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10.5 cm Flak 39 by Massimo Foti, on Flickr
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10.5 cm LG-43 by Massimo Foti, on Flickr
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PostPosted: Mon May 21, 2012 12:03 am
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The Museum owns plenty of light anti-tank guns. It wasn't easy for me to identify all the variants based on Rheinmetall 37 mm design, the soviet 37 mm and 45 mm guns made the job error prone. I would love to get help on this. If you feel you may like to review all of them, start from here:
www.flickr.com/photos/...743227210/

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PostPosted: Wed May 23, 2012 9:31 am
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I added all the anti-tank guns, including Skoda and Breda:
www.flickr.com/photos/...9743227210

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PostPosted: Wed May 23, 2012 12:29 pm
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Pretty cool french pack gun, used by Serbian Army during WW I:


65 mm mle. 1906 by Massimo Foti, on Flickr
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PostPosted: Wed May 23, 2012 12:32 pm
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Another pack gun, with a very interesting story behind it:
en.wikipedia.org/wiki/...glis_06/09


75 mm Schneider-Danglis 06/09 by Massimo Foti, on Flickr
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PostPosted: Thu May 24, 2012 10:56 am
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First time ever I saw a 75 mm M1A1 pack howitzer with spooked wheels:


75 mm M1A1 by Massimo Foti, on Flickr
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PostPosted: Mon May 28, 2012 3:12 am
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This beautifully preserved gun is identified as "105 mm 98/09 Krupp" used by Turkish Army during Balkan Wars and WW I:


105 mm 98/09 Krupp by Massimo Foti, on Flickr

I am afraid the Museum is wrong on this. Wikipedia talks about this model as an howitzer, with a much shorter barrell:
en.wikipedia.org/wiki/...itze_98/09

Any help on this?

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PostPosted: Sat Jun 09, 2012 2:41 pm
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Pretty rare german piece:


15 cm K 18 by Massimo Foti, on Flickr
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PostPosted: Thu Oct 04, 2012 1:28 pm
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The 105 mm 98/09 Krupp topic 28 may 2012
I think is a Skoda 105 mm mountain gun model 1939 Skoda D9
without shield and with steel italian wheels, similar to the 75/42 mod 34 or 35. Probably used by the italians?

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PostPosted: Thu Oct 04, 2012 11:15 pm
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Indeed you may be right... Here is a Skoda D9 in Bucharest:
www.flickr.com/photos/...595717860/

And the wheels from italian 75/18 Mod 35:
www.flickr.com/photos/...9306630228

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PostPosted: Thu Oct 04, 2012 11:31 pm
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Another D9 in Belgrade:
www.flickr.com/photos/...9743227210

Here the Museum says it came from Rumenia

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