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May 7 2016 at 5:39 PM

Response to Re: Some old thoughts from 2012 on this weapon


I think Stellan (RIP) and all of us never reached a final conclusion.
The 75mm half of the dual barrel guns were indeed (also) L12. But that does not prove by itself that the 8 guns were L22 and that L12 was a typo.
The fact that these weapons were delivered in the same year as the order could also mean it was just a modification (mounting old weapons in a new carriage).
Both Bofors history books I have mention the order, but not the specifics.
But Kosar's Gebirgskanonen DOES show a version of the Bofors mountain gun with the trail as constructed as our Thai gun.
But yeah, it could still be a Rheinmetall trial battery ordered and received just before 1914. If it was bought after WW1 and before 1935 it can only be Bofors. There is no mention of Thailand in my HIH records.

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