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September 8 2015 at 1:53 PM
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Response to Re: Some more clues

 

Just a quick reply, Nelson.

The Buquor adapter as used by KNIL was a small carriage that carried the whole gun when travelling, it was not a modification of the gun carriage. A unique picture can be found on this page:
http://overvalwagen.com/artillerytractors.html

It's possible that closer to the war some Krupp 75mm field guns were indeed adapted in a Martin Parry like fashion, but there is little info. I know only one vague picture of a 7,5cm Veld on Java in service with Dutch troops in 1947, but when the conversion was made is not clear.

The Dutch army at home had motorised just 16 7 Velds (these were slightly different ones from the KNIL version) of the Korps Rijdende Artillerie. Some pics can be found. I dont know if it is a Martin Parry conversion, you tell me:)
http://www.zuidfront-holland1940.nl/index.php?page=photo&pid=4339
and scroll a bit down
http://www.network54.com/Forum/330333/thread/1126118477/4/HIH+and+HIH+Siderius-+Dutch+offshoots+of+Rheinmetall%2C+1923-1934

 
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