Artillery in the A.O.I.

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Posted 25 May 2009 - 11:55 AM by orlando lorenzini

Hello dear Sirs!:
I am reading a work about the Italian artillery in the Ethiopian campaign in 1935-36 and I see that the Italians batteries had a lot of guns and hotwizers of 75 mm,and in this information isn´t the 65/18 mm infantry gun.Is corretly this info?.This article belonged a American newspaper named "Field Artillery Journal" and was written in July 1937.

One salute from Spain:

Pedro

Posted 25 May 2009 - 04:08 PM by Lupo Solitario

italian artillery in 1936 campaign was structured more or less as follows

-blackshirt and colonial divisions on 65/17 gun
-national regular divisions on 75/13 howitzer
-all larger caliber weapons were managed at corps/theatre level.
Posted 26 May 2009 - 11:26 AM by orlando lorenzini

Dear Lupo,hello!:
Very much thanks for your fast and interesting reply,it is very good!.There are some photos about the Ethiopian campaign 1935-36 in which appear the 65/18 mm infantry gun with a frontal steel protection incorporated to the gun,the gun´s servants of the 65/18 mm dressed with Italian colonial uniform,are they Black Shirts?.

One great salute from Spain:
Pedro

Posted 16 August 2009 - 12:45 AM by waragames

Two questions:

1) Can anyone provide the numbers of large caliber guns?

2) How many of the weapons listed here were in Eritrea?

Thanks in advance.

Posted 13 August 2010 - 01:06 PM by Franco

in AOI there were:
65/17 312
70/15 92
75/13 32
77/28 216
100/17 14
104/32 4
105/28 59
120/25 26
149/13 4

afaik the total are
65/17 1158
70/15 92
75/13 1219
75/18 114
75/27 3590
77/28 797
100/17 1911
104/32 4
105/14 120
105/28 1112
105/32 227
120/21 5
120/25 104
120/40 4
149/12 708
149/13 531
149/35 1013
149/40 39
152/13 88
152/37 29
152/45 53
210/22 16

e 153 210/8, 106 260/9, 39 305/8, 16 305/10, 23 305/17, 5 380/15, 7 420/12.

p.s. 105/28 model 13 was a gun not a howitzer
 
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