Why showing WWI heavy howitzers in a blog on WWII?
It's simple! Time to time, it is fun to do quick projects not inspired by real machines. It's a luxury which is allowed by scratchbuilding. And at the end of the day, we don't realy care if it is WWI or WWII. Fun is more important!
The following guns are pretty simple. They do look like WWI howitzer though.
They were made on a periode of a couple of year. Some, at the very beginning of our journey into 1/32 war gaming 13 years ago.
|More mortar than howitzer isn't it?|
|Pretty heavy caliber...at that scale, it almost 300 mm!|
|...let's answer the question. The navy blue one is clearly a howitzer with the two recoil cylinders on the barrel. The light blue has no cylinder; it's a mortar|
|Could it be the Port Arthur gun?|
|Again, I pretty big gun.|
|Where is the crane to put the shell in the breech?|
|This one is unpainted.|
|Those guns are for a fortress. The plateform is too heavy to be install and dismantle in the field|
|But again great fire power!!!!|
We could have show more heavy WWI howitzers. I hope you have appreciate those examples.
That's all folks!
You comments are always welcome.