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PostPosted: Thu May 30, 2013 12:15 am
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The breech was particularly unusual . . . What is this?

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PostPosted: Thu May 30, 2013 9:45 pm
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Japanese Model 4 (1915) 150mm Howitzer, these were broken into 2 loads for transport, this one is on the transport carriage, Out of 11 known to me , only one is on the firing carriage. Notice no recoil cylinders
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PostPosted: Thu Jun 20, 2013 3:12 am
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Huh. I wonder where it is from.

How did the breech work?

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PostPosted: Thu Jun 20, 2013 4:55 pm
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According to Wiki (yeah, we know), if it's the same gun, it did have a recoil system (hydropneumatic).

en.wikipedia.org/wiki/...m_howitzer

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PostPosted: Thu Jun 20, 2013 11:19 pm
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What AJ meant was that the arrangement that's preserved doesn't have any recoil mechanism or recuperator, i.e., it can't be fired that way. That indicates that this is just the recoiling parts of the weapon on a transport limber.

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PostPosted: Fri Jun 21, 2013 3:13 pm
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thanks Kurt, I'm not very clear sometimes
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PostPosted: Fri Jun 21, 2013 10:41 pm
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OK, got it. Just checking!

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PostPosted: Sat Jul 13, 2013 4:52 am
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- armyjunk2
Japanese Model 4 (1915) 150mm Howitzer, these were broken into 2 loads for transport, this one is on the transport carriage, Out of 11 known to me , only one is on the firing carriage. Notice no recoil cylinders


Where is the Type 4 howitzer that is complete?

There's another barrel transport vehicle at Wisconsin Rapids, WI - noted
in John Anderson's warmemorials.us website.

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PostPosted: Sat Jul 13, 2013 3:35 pm
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my mistake, I see 2 on the firing carriages, one on Saipan and the other in Beijing. The one on Saipan is in very poor condition, the Beijing one looks ready to fire. None in the US, I wonder if the folks bring this back thought they were complete guns?
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