±Recent Visitors

Recent Visitors to Com-Central!

±User Info-big


Welcome Anonymous

Nickname
Password

Membership:
Latest: cgsimpson
New Today: 0
New Yesterday: 0
Overall: 6645

People Online:
Members: 0
Visitors: 186
Total: 186
Who Is Where:
 Visitors:
01: Photo Gallery
02: Community Forums
03: Photo Gallery
04: Home
05: Photo Gallery
06: Photo Gallery
07: Member Screenshots
08: CPGlang
09: Photo Gallery
10: Member Screenshots
11: Community Forums
12: Home
13: Photo Gallery
14: Community Forums
15: Photo Gallery
16: Photo Gallery
17: Downloads
18: Community Forums
19: Community Forums
20: Photo Gallery
21: CPGlang
22: Photo Gallery
23: Statistics
24: Photo Gallery
25: Community Forums
26: Photo Gallery
27: Photo Gallery
28: Photo Gallery
29: Member Screenshots
30: Community Forums
31: Community Forums
32: Member Screenshots
33: Home
34: Community Forums
35: Home
36: News
37: Community Forums
38: Community Forums
39: Community Forums
40: Home
41: Photo Gallery
42: Photo Gallery
43: Community Forums
44: Home
45: Home
46: Photo Gallery
47: Home
48: Downloads
49: Home
50: Home
51: Home
52: Community Forums
53: Home
54: Photo Gallery
55: CPGlang
56: Home
57: Community Forums
58: Photo Gallery
59: Downloads
60: Home
61: Home
62: Home
63: Photo Gallery
64: Home
65: Photo Gallery
66: Home
67: Photo Gallery
68: Community Forums
69: Community Forums
70: Photo Gallery
71: Community Forums
72: CPGlang
73: Home
74: Downloads
75: Community Forums
76: Community Forums
77: Photo Gallery
78: Photo Gallery
79: Photo Gallery
80: Community Forums
81: Home
82: Home
83: Downloads
84: Home
85: Photo Gallery
86: CPGlang
87: Member Screenshots
88: Home
89: Community Forums
90: Photo Gallery
91: Photo Gallery
92: Community Forums
93: Photo Gallery
94: CPGlang
95: Home
96: Home
97: Photo Gallery
98: Photo Gallery
99: Home
100: Photo Gallery
101: Photo Gallery
102: Community Forums
103: Home
104: Community Forums
105: Photo Gallery
106: Community Forums
107: CPGlang
108: Photo Gallery
109: Photo Gallery
110: Home
111: Community Forums
112: Community Forums
113: Home
114: Home
115: Home
116: Community Forums
117: Photo Gallery
118: Photo Gallery
119: Community Forums
120: Downloads
121: Photo Gallery
122: Community Forums
123: Community Forums
124: Photo Gallery
125: Downloads
126: Community Forums
127: Photo Gallery
128: Community Forums
129: Community Forums
130: Photo Gallery
131: Home
132: Community Forums
133: CPGlang
134: Photo Gallery
135: CPGlang
136: CPGlang
137: Home
138: Home
139: Photo Gallery
140: Community Forums
141: Community Forums
142: Community Forums
143: Home
144: Community Forums
145: Photo Gallery
146: News Archive
147: Your Account
148: Community Forums
149: Community Forums
150: Photo Gallery
151: Photo Gallery
152: Home
153: Community Forums
154: Home
155: Downloads
156: Home
157: News Archive
158: Home
159: Community Forums
160: Photo Gallery
161: Photo Gallery
162: Photo Gallery
163: Community Forums
164: Photo Gallery
165: Community Forums
166: News Archive
167: Photo Gallery
168: Photo Gallery
169: Photo Gallery
170: Community Forums
171: Community Forums
172: Photo Gallery
173: Community Forums
174: Member Screenshots
175: Photo Gallery
176: Community Forums
177: Home
178: Photo Gallery
179: Community Forums
180: Home
181: News
182: Photo Gallery
183: Community Forums
184: Home
185: Home
186: Photo Gallery

Staff Online:

No staff members are online!
Bergamo. Parco delle Rimembranze
A forum dedicated for the discussion of all kinds of artillery topics.
Post new topic    Reply to topic    Printer Friendly Page     Forum Index ›  Artillery Forum

View previous topic :: View next topic  
Author Message
Massimo_Foti
Power User

Offline Offline
Joined: Apr 08, 2008
Posts: 5397
Location: Lugano, Switzerland
PostPosted: Wed Mar 20, 2013 8:53 pm
Post subject: Bergamo. Parco delle Rimembranze

Austro-Hungarian gun, designed by Skoda. The best pack-howitzer of WW I. Heavily used by the Italians during WW II as well:


7.5 cm Gebirgshaubitze M 15 by Massimo Foti, on Flickr
Back to top
View user's profile
CharlieC
Power User

Offline Offline
Joined: Oct 24, 2012
Posts: 58

PostPosted: Wed Mar 20, 2013 10:47 pm
Post subject: Re: Bergamo. Parco delle Rimembranze

Nice looking M15 - the wheels could do with a bit of TLC and the lower shield is missing.

Also used by Ottoman Army and the German Army in WW1. The Germans used them as infantry guns but found they were underpowered since they were fairly ineffective against tanks.

There was an upgraded version produced by Skoda between the wars with a longer barrel.

Regards,

Charlie

_________________
landships.info
Back to top
View user's profile
Massimo_Foti
Power User

Offline Offline
Joined: Apr 08, 2008
Posts: 5397
Location: Lugano, Switzerland
PostPosted: Thu Mar 21, 2013 6:32 am
Post subject: Re: Bergamo. Parco delle Rimembranze

Some pictures of such guns in Italian Army during WW II show them without the lower shield.

Here is the updated version, from Belgrade Museum:


7.5 cm Gebirgshaubitze M 28 by Massimo Foti, on Flickr
Back to top
View user's profile
Massimo_Foti
Power User

Offline Offline
Joined: Apr 08, 2008
Posts: 5397
Location: Lugano, Switzerland
PostPosted: Thu Mar 21, 2013 7:23 am
Post subject: Re: Bergamo. Parco delle Rimembranze

Another original Austro-Hungarian gun, used by the Italian Army after WW I:


10 cm Feldhaubitze M 14 by Massimo Foti, on Flickr
Back to top
View user's profile
Massimo_Foti
Power User

Offline Offline
Joined: Apr 08, 2008
Posts: 5397
Location: Lugano, Switzerland
PostPosted: Thu Mar 21, 2013 7:25 am
Post subject: Re: Bergamo. Parco delle Rimembranze

The Italians upgraded it to use it with motorized tractors:


100 mm mod. 1914 by Massimo Foti, on Flickr
Back to top
View user's profile
Massimo_Foti
Power User

Offline Offline
Joined: Apr 08, 2008
Posts: 5397
Location: Lugano, Switzerland
PostPosted: Thu Mar 21, 2013 8:05 am
Post subject: Re: Bergamo. Parco delle Rimembranze

Pretty much at the very same time, Skoda updated the design, with a longer barrel (22 calibers instead of 17); and sold it, among others, to Poland and Yugoslavia. The gun below is the mountain version, but you get the idea:


10 cm Gebirgshaubitze vz 16/19 Skoda by Massimo Foti, on Flickr
Back to top
View user's profile
Massimo_Foti
Power User

Offline Offline
Joined: Apr 08, 2008
Posts: 5397
Location: Lugano, Switzerland
PostPosted: Thu Mar 21, 2013 9:15 am
Post subject: Re: Bergamo. Parco delle Rimembranze

During WWII Italian Army got some 100/22 captured in Yugoslavia, plus others from Poland and used them.

After WW II the gun got another upgrade, a rotating platform just like 25 pdr, muzzle brake and rebored to use 105 mm NATO ammo. Here it its final incarnation:


105 mm mod. 1961 by Massimo Foti, on Flickr
Back to top
View user's profile
Massimo_Foti
Power User

Offline Offline
Joined: Apr 08, 2008
Posts: 5397
Location: Lugano, Switzerland
PostPosted: Thu Mar 21, 2013 9:16 am
Post subject: Re: Bergamo. Parco delle Rimembranze


75 mm mod. 1911 by Massimo Foti, on Flickr
Back to top
View user's profile
Massimo_Foti
Power User

Offline Offline
Joined: Apr 08, 2008
Posts: 5397
Location: Lugano, Switzerland
PostPosted: Thu Mar 21, 2013 9:17 am
Post subject: Re: Bergamo. Parco delle Rimembranze


47 mm mod. 35 by Massimo Foti, on Flickr
Back to top
View user's profile
CharlieC
Power User

Offline Offline
Joined: Oct 24, 2012
Posts: 58

PostPosted: Thu Mar 21, 2013 9:19 pm
Post subject: Re: Bergamo. Parco delle Rimembranze

The 10cm Skoda M14 was also used by the Ottoman Army in WW1 - there is a captured 10cm Skoda at Oakey, Qld.

The 75mm Mod 1911 is the Deport gun - very unusual gun:
- split trails, may have been the first field gun with these.
- high elevation angles achievable by a two part recoil absorption system.
Deport was one of the developers of the French 75mm Mle 1897 gun.

Regards,

Charlie

_________________
landships.info
Back to top
View user's profile
Massimo_Foti
Power User

Offline Offline
Joined: Apr 08, 2008
Posts: 5397
Location: Lugano, Switzerland
PostPosted: Thu Mar 21, 2013 11:00 pm
Post subject: Re: Bergamo. Parco delle Rimembranze

Yes, the Deport was pretty advanced for its time. I've posted other pictures of the same model in the past on this very same forum.

Massimo
Back to top
View user's profile
Display posts from previous:   
Post new topic    Reply to topic    Printer Friendly Page    Forum Index ›  Artillery Forum
Page 1 of 1
All times are GMT - 6 Hours



Jump to:  


You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum
You cannot vote in polls in this forum
You cannot attach files in this forum
You cannot download files in this forum