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Let us see, what kind of shooting-artillery-photographs you have in your collection!

I start with one of my favourites. ´The backside is described with "15lb"

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No photographs in your collction???

Here´s another one. It shows a Mortar, 211mm, M10 (probably with wheels M16)

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This is a 155 mm. towed howitzer. Annual Training, Gagetown, Canada August 1980. It still makes a nice "boom".

Bob

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Nice shot!!!!!

Here I have another one. It´s a german rail-canon, 280mm, L40. The was taken in the german island Wangerooge or in the Dardanelles. The only two places, where this gun was used

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This is not nearly as big as anything Andy has posted with the artillery but here is me holding a 2.75 in. rocket with a high explosive warhead. Picture was taken at Bien Hoa Air Base, Republic of Vetnam, March, 1970. We used to receive the rocket motors and warheads seperately and had to torque the warhead to the rocket motor and store them in the rack behind me until we got a "frag order" and then loaded them in the launchers.

Bob

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Top-2.75 in. rockets with white phosphorous warhead being torqued onto the motor.

Below-Launchers, Lau-59 which are loaded on the airplanes or helicopters. These have high explosive warheads.

Phu Cat Air Base Republic of Vietnam- June 1969.

Bob

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The top picture is 750 pound bombs as they are shipped in to the ammo dump.

Below is 750 pound bombs. The bombs on the left are already finned to be hauled to the flight line.

Bob

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No photographs in your collction???

Here´s another one. It shows a Mortar, 211mm, M10 (probably with wheels M16)

Awesome picture!

I have to see if I find some in my albums

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These two pictures are cluster bomb unit containers. T he one on the top is made to split apart and scatter the bomblets while the bottom cbu container scatters the bomblets (if I remember correctly) from the bottom.

Bob

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Very interesting photos, Bob! I haven´t seen these weapons in a private collection! Thannk you for showing!

I have another old one. It´s a german 149mm canon, M92.

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(on the receiving end)

under fire - summer 1944 outskirts of Dobrin

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Nice shot!!!!!

Here I have another one. It´s a german rail-canon, 280mm, L40. The was taken in the german island Wangerooge or in the Dardanelles. The only two places, where this gun was used

Do you have any pictures of "Anzio Annie"? I don't know what size it was but I have talked to some WWII vets and they said it sounded like a freight train going by. At least if you heard it, it was already past you. I did a Google search and there are some pictures there but was wondering if you had any actual pictures in your collecton. Thanks for your postings of the different artillery pieces.

Bob

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Hi Bob!

No, I don´t know the "Anzio Annie". Haven´t heard about that. My interests is the age of 1870-1933. But the description about that "Annie" sounds interesting!

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I am embarrassed to report that I have only one "boom" picture in my artillery collection. Dozens of individual soldiers and unit photos; several guns in position, but only one that is actually firing. This is a sFH 13 - supposedly firing at Kemmel in 1918.

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I must say, that this one, unfortunately, is my last "boom"-photo...

But it´s my favourite one!

It shows a railway-canon, 280mm L/40

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I must say, that this one, unfortunately, is my last "boom"-photo...

But it´s my favourite one!

It shows a railway-canon, 280mm L/40

Thank you for sharing your photos with the members on the GMIC Forum.

Bob

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