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August 28 2015 at 10:18 AM
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Nelson  (no login)


Response to Re: Of CARL, 3inch guns, &c.

 

Jim,

Two minutes after I hit “Respond”, it occurred that in all likelihood the Kansas City museum has a Model 1905 3-inch field gun mounted on the ubiquitous Model 1902 field carriage, and the placard simply displays a typo. Again, at first glance, the three models of 3-inch field gun seem identical, as do their nearly common Model 1902 field carriages, but the weight ratios differ somewhat from the inception of construction not long after the turn of the century to its end around World War I. Although the 3-inch field guns never got Over There, they were routinely used in training. There was nothing wrong with this ordnance, but having French and American light fieldpieces firing common 75mm projectiles was of obvious logistical value. The story is far more complicated, but this brief version must suffice.

Nelson

 
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  • Talking bout 3 inch guns - nuyt on Aug 28, 2015, 12:44 PM
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