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pukman

Can someone identify this artillery piece, please . I assume it is WW1.

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pukman

On closer inspection is has the name Spitfire painted on it, possibly a nickname and maybe a unit marker in the form of a trident or pitchfork

Artillery piece spitfire IMG_20191201_0001 (2).jpg

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Dai Bach y Sowldiwr

It's a British BL Howitzer.

9.2" possibly

Don't think it's a 15", but maybe wrong.

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Dai Bach y Sowldiwr

Yes 9.2":

 

http://ww1lit.nsms.ox.ac.uk/ww1lit/items/show/2043

 

Your photo seems better quality than Oxford Uni's shot.

There is more writing on the side of the gun mounting.

I wonder what it says?

Edited by Dai Bach y Sowldiwr

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Dai Bach y Sowldiwr

The writing looks as though it says "Overhauled ?4/4/18" or similar.

The trident is probably a battery identifier.

Unfortunately lists of such unit markings are incomplete.

Edited by Dai Bach y Sowldiwr

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Gunner Hall

Yes,  BL 9.2 Mk 11  -With the longer barrel.  4 pronged spear a bit of a mystery.  

 

 

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jay dubaya
On 01/12/2019 at 12:21, Dai Bach y Sowldiwr said:

The writing looks as though it says "Overhauled ?4/4/18" or similar.

The trident is probably a battery identifier.


I agree with that, both images appear to have the writing on but the location is different

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ororkep

It is a 9.2 how of 118 Sge Bty

Rgds Paul

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Dai Bach y Sowldiwr
55 minutes ago, ororkep said:

It is a 9.2 how of 118 Sge Bty

Rgds Paul

That's interesting Paul.

The logo for 118 SB was "Crown Nine", a Crown, with the number 9 beneath.

 

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