Ancient Italian cannons 14935 Mod. 1901 near Leningrad

Ancient Italian cannons 149/35 Mod. 1901 near Leningrad

January 28, 2017

I never had to read that the Italian fortress artillery was used in Russia. However, judging by the German newsreel, we have Italian serfs 149/35 Mod. 1901 since the First World War. And the shots were taken near Leningrad in the winter of early 1942.

It is known that near Leningrad the Germans widely used trophy equipment. Especially the French, including railway and fortress artillery of French and Czechoslovak production. It turns out the Italian too.

Also near Leningrad, the Germans widely used Czech and French machine guns, in particular the French models Hotchkiss Mle 1897/1900/1908/1914, Hotchkiss M1922, MAC M1924 / 29 and even the Shosh machine gun, also Czech ZB vz. 26 and ZB vz. 30. These machine guns search engines are still found on the ground fighting near Leningrad. The fact is that the MG 34 Wehrmacht regular machine gun simply could not withstand the frost - the oil froze and the automation refused to work. So the Germans had to use captured and outdated weapons.

Regarding the Italian guns 149/35 Mod. 1901This is a gun with a caliber of 149 mm with a piston gate and an obsolete carriage of a structure adopted in the second half of the 19th century. This is not surprising, since This gun is actually a modernization of the ancient 149-mm cannon "Cedge" sample of 1877 with an elongated barrel. Outdated designs allowed to do only 1 shot in 6 minutes (maximum 1 shot in 2 minutes).

Nevertheless, the stability of the front near Leningrad and the fact that it was simply impossible to miss the city completely allowed the Germans to use these old guns, especially since their range was quite decent - 19,100 m.

Judging by the video, it is not known who served these guns - the Germans or the Italian calculations. It is possible that after all, the Italians really are.

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  • Ancient Italian cannons 14935 Mod. 1901 near Leningrad

    Ancient Italian cannons 14935 Mod. 1901 near Leningrad

    Ancient Italian cannons 14935 Mod. 1901 near Leningrad

    Ancient Italian cannons 14935 Mod. 1901 near Leningrad

    Ancient Italian cannons 14935 Mod. 1901 near Leningrad

    Ancient Italian cannons 14935 Mod. 1901 near Leningrad

    Ancient Italian cannons 14935 Mod. 1901 near Leningrad

    Ancient Italian cannons 14935 Mod. 1901 near Leningrad

    Ancient Italian cannons 14935 Mod. 1901 near Leningrad

    Ancient Italian cannons 14935 Mod. 1901 near Leningrad

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