Paraguay guns

Paraguay guns

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September 11th, 2011, 11:20 am #1

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First probably a Vickers AA gun?

But what is that second gun?
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September 11th, 2011, 1:38 pm #2

Bra, could the last one be a refurbished Venezuelan St Chamond 80mm Mountain mortar (with new shield/wheels)?
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September 11th, 2011, 1:59 pm #3

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First probably a Vickers AA gun?

But what is that second gun?
I agree with you it's probably Vickers, though I cant find a matching image at the Vickers photo archives. It appears related however to the 3 inch naval AA developed for the Greek (?) govt....
Anyway the sliding wedge breechblock makes it stand out as as export model.
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September 11th, 2011, 6:38 pm #4

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First probably a Vickers AA gun?

But what is that second gun?
Nuyt, I looked at the St.Chamond 70 mm, not the 80 mm, and did see some resemblance to the gun on the photo, but was not sure. Venezuela had 8 St.Chamond 70 mm howitzers. I now have the idea the photo was taken in Venezuela and not in Paraguay. Maybe the photo was taken by a Paraguayan soldier in Venezuela, there are also the words Simon Boli(var) on the building, so it's more likely Venezuela.
For photos St.Chamond 70 mm howitzer see: www.lovettartillery.com
So either a St.Chamond 70 mm howitzer or 80 mm mortar?
I go for the 70 mm, with pneumatic tyres and a new shield, of the Venezuelan Army and nothing to do with Paraguay (except for the soldier).
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September 11th, 2011, 6:56 pm #5

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First probably a Vickers AA gun?

But what is that second gun?
From other photos I've seen I can confirm the photo was taken in Venezuela and the building is the Academia Militar de Venezuela.
Nuyt thanks for your help, your Venezuela? got me on the right track.
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September 11th, 2011, 8:29 pm #6

Here is the link to the Lovett 70mm one
http://www.lovettartillery.com/70mm_St_ ... itzer.html

According to Kosar both the 70mm and the 80mm were delivered to Ven.
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September 11th, 2011, 8:37 pm #7

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First probably a Vickers AA gun?

But what is that second gun?
Now the naval gun, could it be Argentina?
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September 11th, 2011, 9:13 pm #8

No it's in Paraguay, the Paraguayan Infanteria de Marina have still 2 3" Vickers, I think this is one of them.
Received 25 shells 76/50 mm from the Brazilian navy in 2002.
A total of 14 Vickers guns were acquired, different types, 10 in 1907 incl. mod.1887 and/or 1898 and 4 in Chile during 1922 on pedestals.
During the Chaco War 3 were used on ships, the others as field and coastal guns.
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October 19th, 2011, 4:20 pm #9

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First probably a Vickers AA gun?

But what is that second gun?
Bram:
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October 27th, 2011, 9:36 am #10

The Paraguayan navy had 2 57 mm Hotchkiss, 2 47 mm L40 and 2 63.5 mm (2 1/2 in) Armstrong guns. Any resemblance?
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