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Russo- Baltic armoured platform truck

June 11 2004 at 8:29 PM
Emil Hoffmann  (Login 28juni14)
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Response to 76 mm gun model 1902/30 field gun.

May I humbly say with certainty the gun is not the Model 1902, or any of it's variants. It is the 76.2mm Lenders Gun Model 1914. A limited production batch (12-20 estimated) of Russian naval ordnance designed for high elevation (AA) work, but never actually fitted to ships during the war. They were adapted for the truck mounted AA role rather successfully during late 1915, and saw combat during 1916/17.
Though similar in appearance to the M1902, visual comparisons will disclose the mid-mount of the trunnions, and under-barrel shorter recoil tube.

If I were able to attach pics I would illustrate an example at rest in a German motor park of captured vehicles from 1917.

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  1. Captured vehicle photos - Luis Miguel F.S.Gago on Jun 12, 2004, 9:13 AM

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