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  • And do we have here?

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    • Looks like a soviet 160 mm mortar

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      • Originally posted by Jefffar View Post
        Looks like a soviet 160 mm mortar
        Looks, but it is not.
        It obviously has different loading mechanism.

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        • From the Wiki on the M1943 160 mm

          The barrel sits in a cradle which is attached to a baseplate and tripod. To load the weapon, the barrel is hinged forward which exposes the rear end of the tube. The bomb is then loaded, retained in place by a catch, and the barrel is swung back into the cradle, which in effect closes the breech.

          So it does seem to be a similar loading mechanism, but the image on the Wiki lacks the cross bar a the top of this mortar, so I don't think my guess was right overall.

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          • Originally posted by Jefffar View Post
            From the Wiki on the M1943 160 mm

            The barrel sits in a cradle which is attached to a baseplate and tripod. To load the weapon, the barrel is hinged forward which exposes the rear end of the tube. The bomb is then loaded, retained in place by a catch, and the barrel is swung back into the cradle, which in effect closes the breech.

            So it does seem to be a similar loading mechanism, but the image on the Wiki lacks the cross bar a the top of this mortar, so I don't think my guess was right overall.
            Yes, this is very similar to description I have, although I would like to see it on video or photo.
            Good description of it gave Ian Hogg, "it works like a shotgun".
            So, you can see that barrel is just moved forward, and round placed.
            This weapon loads on different way (and for it I have video)

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            • Here is more help:
              It is soviet, post ww2.
              Caliber is bigger than 160mm.

              That should help a lot!

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              • Is it a M-1953 240mm heavy mortar?
                "Some cause happiness wherever they go; others, whenever they go."

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                • Originally posted by Compo View Post
                  Is it a M-1953 240mm heavy mortar?
                  I think M-240 is proper designation, and it was first seen by West in 1953.
                  It is still in use today, although on tracked chassis and known as Tulipan.

                  Here is nice video about self-propelled version
                  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ACMcOE_LjMw

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                  • How about a relic?
                    "Some cause happiness wherever they go; others, whenever they go."

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                    • And another
                      "Some cause happiness wherever they go; others, whenever they go."

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                      • ww2

                        jap light mg and an mp38
                        "Damn the torpedoes; where are my condoms!?!"
                        "The price of freedom, is always blood

                        leo 1a2 can. rental 1977
                        m1a1 1/64 2003 [thunder run]
                        leo2a6m 'the stan'
                        leo1a3-c2 leopard germ.
                        leo2a6m barricuda camo afgan.
                        leo2a4 can.

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                        • Originally posted by majorchuck View Post
                          jap light mg and an mp38
                          No to the first, and can I have more on the second (look again, carefully)



                          I'm going to be AFK for about a week to ten days so I'll put the answers in spoiler tags



                          No peeking!!!

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                          "Some cause happiness wherever they go; others, whenever they go."

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                          • Here is one from album posted here:
                            http://www.armchairgeneral.com/photo...php?photo=9650
                            What do we have there?

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                            • Since there were no takers for previous, here is one interesting painting.

                              What do we have on it?

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                              • APS Underwater rifle and SPP-1M frogmans pistol.

                                Nice painting by the way.
                                “For there is nothing more serious than a lunatic when he comes to the central point of his lunacy.”

                                Max Sterner

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