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    German ww2 naval 28 cm guns and cases

    To my knowledge the German navy (including naval coastal artillery) in ww2 used the following 28 cm guns:

    «28 cm SK L/40 in Bettungsschiessgerüst»
    «28 cm SK L/40 in Drh L C/1901»
    «28 cm SKL/45 u. SKL/50 in Bettungsschiessgerüst»
    «28 cm SK C/28 in Drh L C/28»
    «28 cm SK C/34 in Drh L C/28 oder Drh L C/34»

    Qøestion: Could cases for the «28 cm SKL/45 u. SKL/50 in Bettungsschiessgerüst» also be used in the «28 cm SK C/34 in Drh L C/28 oder Drh L C/34»? I am especially thinking of cases marked «L/45/50».


    All information would be much appreciated!

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    I think I found the answer at the "NavWeaps" site. When it comes to the "28 cm/50 (11") SK L/50" it is stated (footnote) in connection with the ammunition for these guns that:

    "During World War I the same cartridge case was used for the 28 cm SK L/40, 28 cm SK L/45 and 28 cm SK L/50 guns. During World War II it appears that the same cartridge case was still used for these three guns and for the newer 28 cm SKC/28 and 28 cm SKC/34 guns".

    So it appears that the cases for these guns were interchangeable. Further information regarding this question would however be much appreciated!

    I have a 28 cm L/45/50 case and I am trying to narrow down the places in Norway were it would have been in use.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dwight View Post
    I have a 28 cm L/45/50 case and I am trying to narrow down the places in Norway were it would have been in use.
    Marine-Artilleriebatterie 1./507 Husöen (3 x 28 cm SK L/45)
    Marine-Artilleriebatterie 3./513 Kiberg (3 x 28 cm SK L/45)

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    Many thanks Natter!

 

 

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