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Tasmanian based WW1 German field pieces

Article about: by Mark P Great theme, I never gave this much thought. In Banadiana Army Base they have an interesting museum with many items and well worth a look; one of my favourits is the Matilda tanks

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    Default Tasmanian based WW1 German field pieces

    Gday all,
    Over the next few weeks i hope to present to you WW1 German field pieces that were shipped to Tasmania at the end of the Great War.
    Most of these guns ended up as war memorial guards or were sited in public parks etc.

    First up ia a 1917 Krupp built 15cm sFH13 howitzer thats located in Beaconsfield about 40km from my home in GeorgeTown.

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    This gun was one of 3409 built by both Krupp and Rheinmetall during this period.

    This beast is also located in Beaconsfield.This one we paid for back int the early 70's

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    I hope you all enjoy this piece.
    More to come
    Cheers
    Dave

    the dates on the images are default sorry

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    nice relic, its amazing how many german aritfacts are in australia from ww1, my home town has two machine guns in the town hall

    great to see another leopard on display i posted a few photos of the one in pt augusta in the international armour section under the title "for the tank spotters"
    theres a few around the place

    regards Paul

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    Gday Paul,
    To right mate there are heaps of interesting pieces all over the country.
    I would almost say there would be more WW1 German made guns in this country than there are in modern day Germany.
    Off the topic of German pieces I know of an old Boer War 6 pounder sitting in Ross,I'll get some images of her soon.
    I was quite suprised when the Leopard turned up in Beaconsfield,small town population would be around 1000 people.Lucky buggers
    Cheers mate and all the best
    Dave

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    Hi all,
    Forgot to add the image of the breech.
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    sorry about that.
    Cheers
    Dave

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    My home town of 300 has a beast of a anti aircraft gun. looking for a photo so you guys can tell me what it is
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    Cool stuff! Also, Gday to my bros down under! The Aussies have always been great friends of the US!

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    Quote by michael77 View Post
    My home town of 300 has a beast of a anti aircraft gun. looking for a photo so you guys can tell me what it is
    That's a famous "88" 8.8 cm AA gun, nice

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    Cheers
    Dave

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    Quote by michael77 View Post
    My home town of 300 has a beast of a anti aircraft gun. looking for a photo so you guys can tell me what it is
    Where is it?

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    Omeo in East Gippsland Near Mount Hotham

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