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by Couvi
Sun Sep 09, 2018 11:44 am
Forum: Public Forum - General Topics
Topic: Third Battalion 13th Regiment Heavy Field Artillery, Fourth Division, in rest camp on hillside near Andelot. 155-mm. gun
Replies: 3
Views: 132

Re: Third Battalion 13th Regiment Heavy Field Artillery, Fourth Division, in rest camp on hillside near Andelot. 155-mm.

The problem was that the loads were getting too heavy for the horses to handle. The 4.7-inch Guns and 155mm Howitzers were just about the limit of what horse traction could handle. 155mm guns, 21cm howitzers and 240mm howitzers took a great deal more tractive power than horses were capable of provid...
by Couvi
Thu Aug 30, 2018 8:26 am
Forum: Public Forum - General Topics
Topic: Third Battalion 13th Regiment Heavy Field Artillery, Fourth Division, in rest camp on hillside near Andelot. 155-mm. gun
Replies: 3
Views: 132

Re: Third Battalion 13th Regiment Heavy Field Artillery, Fourth Division, in rest camp on hillside near Andelot. 155-mm.

155mm Howitzers, Model of 1916. Transportation was eight horses pulling the howitzer and a limber, and eight horses pulling the two caissons, one of which served as the limber. These were converted to pneumatic tires and air-brakes after WWI and were still in combat service in WWII. They were still ...
by Couvi
Wed Aug 08, 2018 3:06 pm
Forum: Public Forum - General Topics
Topic: Practicing with the lance, July 30, 1918.
Replies: 1
Views: 133

Re: Practicing with the lance, July 30, 1918.

It gives one a bit more range than a saber.
by Couvi
Sat Jun 16, 2018 5:11 pm
Forum: Public Forum - General Topics
Topic: Pack School
Replies: 0
Views: 205

Pack School

Pack School Fort Sill, Oklahoma, circa 1935 The following are electrostatic copies of unknown origin of photographs of the Pack School at Fort Sill, OK, in the 1930’s. https://4.bp.blogspot.com/-6fS0KI3kmtQ/WyWVZM8be9I/AAAAAAAAATw/lbt9B1Jb3qgqHY-fboHocJEvhbyRaaj7ACLcBGAs/s1600/Pack%2BSchool%2B01a.j...
by Couvi
Sat Jun 16, 2018 3:53 pm
Forum: Public Forum - General Topics
Topic: Ordnance publications
Replies: 5
Views: 314

Re: Ordnance publications

Couvi wrote:
Sun Jun 10, 2018 9:26 pm
Which one?
Robert,

Look at these in Hathi Trust.

https://catalog.hathitrust.org/Record/001297471
by Couvi
Sun Jun 10, 2018 9:39 pm
Forum: Public Forum - General Topics
Topic: RE: US M1918 Caisson for the "French 75mm"
Replies: 23
Views: 965

Re: RE: US M1918 Caisson for the "French 75mm"

This is the only effort at camouflage prior to WWI that I have ever seen. They are trying to make it difficult for the observer to determine exactly what he is seeing. http://www.starforts.com/gr/monroe/lincolngun.jpg The Lincoln Gun, the first 15-inch Rodman Gun, mounted at Fort Monroe during the U...
by Couvi
Sun Jun 10, 2018 9:26 pm
Forum: Public Forum - General Topics
Topic: Ordnance publications
Replies: 5
Views: 314

Re: Ordnance publications

Which one?
by Couvi
Thu Jun 07, 2018 7:57 pm
Forum: Public Forum - General Topics
Topic: RE: US M1918 Caisson for the "French 75mm"
Replies: 23
Views: 965

Re: RE: US M1918 Caisson for the "French 75mm"

Several years later we were at a firepower demonstration and I had my crew at the position of ‘At Ease,’ waiting for the thing to start. In the Civil War enlisted saluted with the hand farthest from the officer and palm outward like the French. I heard someone shout my name and I turned around and ...
by Couvi
Thu Jun 07, 2018 7:32 pm
Forum: Public Forum - General Topics
Topic: RE: US M1918 Caisson for the "French 75mm"
Replies: 23
Views: 965

Re: RE: US M1918 Caisson for the "French 75mm"

Our city has a couple of these M1918s that they've moved to a frontier era reconstructed fort on the edge of town, but which they have repainted some years ago to sort of a mustard like color, which I'm told was the correct color for them. It's sort of an odd location for them, but it works okay as...
by Couvi
Thu Jun 07, 2018 7:29 pm
Forum: Public Forum - General Topics
Topic: Where are the other 15 Quartermaster Squadrons and other important questions
Replies: 8
Views: 551

Re: Where are the other 15 Quartermaster Squadrons and other important questions

Yes, it gets confusing. A lot of trench mortar units and heavy artillery units, those on railroad platforms; were formed from Coast Artillery units. After the War they were returned to the Coast Artillery. Part of the 4th Artillery Regiment, generally a Pack Artillery regiment, went to France and ma...
by Couvi
Mon May 28, 2018 7:10 am
Forum: Public Forum - General Topics
Topic: Memorial Day
Replies: 2
Views: 244

Memorial Day

Memorial Day

I wish to all a happy Memorial Day and ask that those who have been lost not be forgotten. I also thank those who served for their service.
by Couvi
Tue May 22, 2018 7:58 pm
Forum: Public Forum - General Topics
Topic: RE: US M1918 Caisson for the "French 75mm"
Replies: 23
Views: 965

Re: RE: US M1918 Caisson for the "French 75mm"

Good story Couvi. I like it. This is a link for the page of original photos of the M1918 Limber and Caisson: http://www.lovettartillery.com/US_Artillery_Vehicles_Ph.html Notice that all of the wartime era photos show the limber, caisson, and gun with the two color camouflage and the 1927 photo take...
by Couvi
Tue May 22, 2018 6:03 am
Forum: Public Forum - General Topics
Topic: RE: US M1918 Caisson for the "French 75mm"
Replies: 23
Views: 965

Re: RE: US M1918 Caisson for the "French 75mm"

I was trying to prompt you to recount it. Well, if you insist! Well, this was in the time when the old souls roamed the earth, and the was Chief of Staff at Fort Sill and the Post Commander were crazy. The Post Commander wanted to take a couple of reproduction Civil War cannon and shoot them for th...
by Couvi
Mon May 21, 2018 8:05 pm
Forum: Public Forum - General Topics
Topic: Is this Roy Elderkins old unit?
Replies: 10
Views: 584

Re: Is this Roy Elderkins old unit?

roy elderkin wrote:
Tue May 15, 2018 1:02 pm
S

Sorry Couvi I should have said a little more. Because the team are working at a slower pace that of walk, this method of marching was adopted to keep the pace of the team. It works very well and, it helps to add to the circumstances and reverence to the funeral..]


It is very elegant.
by Couvi
Mon May 21, 2018 8:04 pm
Forum: Public Forum - General Topics
Topic: Is this Roy Elderkins old unit?
Replies: 10
Views: 584

Re: Is this Roy Elderkins old unit?

Steve Haupt wrote:
Sat May 19, 2018 9:23 pm
Here is a good ground view of The King's Troop taken last year.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ywTZ5IB4O3o
Roy would you have ever thought there would be Women in the Troop?
Cheers,
Steve Haupt
Excellent! They seemed to be having trouble with the breeches on the guns!
by Couvi
Tue May 15, 2018 7:38 am
Forum: Public Forum - General Topics
Topic: Is this Roy Elderkins old unit?
Replies: 10
Views: 584

Re: Is this Roy Elderkins old unit?

Roy,

Thanks, I had never noticed it before, but it is very distinctive.
by Couvi
Sun May 13, 2018 7:54 pm
Forum: Public Forum - General Topics
Topic: RE: US M1918 Caisson for the "French 75mm"
Replies: 23
Views: 965

Re: RE: US M1918 Caisson for the "French 75mm"

When I was the curator at the FA Museum I was ordered to paint a Dazzle Camouflaged limber and 75mm gun at the Artillery School O.D. by our commander, who stated very dismissively that, “Everyone knows guns are supposed to be O.D.” I tried explaining that it was an effort to hide the materiel from o...
by Couvi
Sun May 13, 2018 7:32 pm
Forum: Public Forum - General Topics
Topic: Is this Roy Elderkins old unit?
Replies: 10
Views: 584

Re: Is this Roy Elderkins old unit?

Roy,

Please define that halting step they are marching. And, why aren’t they swinging their arms in typically British Army fashion?