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About 17cm Kanone 18

Article about: I would like to know where the 17cm Kanone 18 was used. Because i got 2 shell carriers. I live in the east of the Netherlands, on the border with Germany, and i have never heard about it.

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    I would like to know where the 17cm Kanone 18 was used. Because i got 2 shell carriers. I live in the east of the Netherlands, on the border with Germany, and i have never heard about it.

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    Hello-do you mean the 150mm heavy Field Howitzer m18 or the 105mm Cannon m18 ?-there is no 170mm gun-not a German calibre. As the Germans fought in Holland in 1940 and then again in 1944-45 the whole range of standard weapons would have been used there along with various captured types from Czechoslovakia, France etc.

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    Im sure 170mm is German. See wikipedia: 17 cm Kanone 18 - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

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    Hello-I stand corrected but the comments about the full range of weapons being used in Holland is true from infantry support to heavy guns all would have seen use there.

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    Ive taken a picture of the markings on the ammunition box:
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    I need to ask the person i got them from for more information. If i know more i'll post it here. (think that would be friday)

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    Ok, i asked the guy, and he said, they shot from Engbergen (at border) to Emmerich. (see picture i added)
    Its about 50 km east of Arnhem and 20 km South from Doetinchem.

    Anyone can tell more about it? That would be
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    Quote by Billy17 View Post
    Ok, i asked the guy, and he said, they shot from Engbergen (at border) to Emmerich. (see picture i added)
    Its about 50 km east of Arnhem and 20 km South from Doetinchem.

    Anyone can tell more about it? That would be
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    I actually live in that excact spot near Engbergen. I came upon this picutre while looking for information about 17 cm kannone 18 shells, because I have one myself.
    If you're still active on this website could you tell my from who you got that picture, because i'm really curious.

    Thank you in advance,
    Gijs Roelofs

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    Hello Gijs,
    I don't know anymore where I get that picture from. I actually think I made it myself in paint lol.
    Btw if you are interested, you can have the carriers because I quitted my hobby as a collector.
    But first I need to find out where I left them lol.
    Regards Jorick.

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    Nice one! Here is mine (recovered in Hungary from an old attic, was in a dry place since 1945), dated 1944 and has an inkstamped WaA code (tried to photograph it):

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    Cheers,
    Fabe

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