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Cnock,

That last picture (in post #27), I believe, shows a Signalwerfer, which normally fires neither of the rounds shown with it. I had thought that the Granatenwerfer 14 was the first one shown in this thread, the one that has been called a Spigot trench mortar.

Chip

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Minenwerfer Kompagnie 165 attached to the Marinekorps

Shown are 7,6 cm light MW AND 17 cm medium MW projectiles and Minenkorben

Regards,

Cnock

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Chip,

You mean this message projectile,

(from my former collection)

Cnock

Cnock,

I was referring to the launcher. There is no Granantenwerfer 15 that I am familiar with.

Chip

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Amazing post! It is interesting to see these things in action. I have an American tunic to a Trench Mortar gunner who fought in the Argonne, unfortunately info on the American units is scarce at best. Thanks for posting these!

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Chip,

Guess You are right about the launcher.

Will investigate it further

Regards,

Cnock

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:cheeky:

Found this card on a swedish net auction, I think it is the 17 cm Minenwerfer ?

Somewhere on the western front 1918

All the best from sweden

Christer

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Looking through old pics I found theese, from Latvia and the War museum in Riga !

maybe not so good pics , is it possible to id the Weapons?

Christer

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Another minenwerfer with some interesting ammo what is bomb the with the fins for? thanks mark

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Minenwerferkommando 3 from Pionierbataillon 10 - nice picture :cheers:

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Cnock,

I was referring to the launcher. There is no Granantenwerfer 15 that I am familiar with.

Chip

Hi,

the one in the very first pic is a "Granatwerfer 15" it says so on the makers plates eg. "Granatwerfer 15, Rheinische Metaalwaren/Maschinenfabrik"

best

Chris

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Has this minenwerfer a name ? (Ilse) sorry orginal quality not too good

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now the search for a volunteer.. I am thinking of adding an infantry weapons section to the kaiserscross site. I have a bunch of notes about the werfer 16 written by Ralf Whitehead is is OK with me using them in any form for the site.

Is there anyone who has time to do a 2-3 page write up on these? You dont need to be an expert, there is enough in the notes.

I can use it with a bunch of werfer pics and it will of course be credited.

Best

Chris

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The wife's great grandad was a metalworker and because of his trade he was 'volunteered' to train on a new weapon for the trenches (his words). I don't know why a metalworker would be chosen for that particular weapon but anyway, a couple of days after finishing his training the French attacked and he was captured so I'm not sure if he was ever able to actually use the new weapon on the enemy.

As he was captured in September 1915 it must have been a different grenade thrower thingy that he was trained on.

Tony

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Hi, there was indeed an earlier model, looked waaaaay more elegant than this.... but the guys using them kept getting captured... so they changed models..... ;-)

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