WEB SITE LINKS

ARTILLERY, WEAPONS &  EQUIPMENT     

FORUMS

http://www.activeboard.com/forum.spark?forumID=63528 "Landships Forum" Excellent WW1 Artillery, Armor and Aircraft web forum site. This is likely the most developed and interesting site on WW1 Era Artillery in English Language. This is the link to the main page: http://www.landships.info/landships/index.html

http://forum.axishistory.com/viewforum.php?f=70&topicdays=0&start=0 Axis History Forum covering Fortifications and Artillery topics

http://g503.com/forums/viewforum.php?f=27&sid=ff0af13254ba2aff5938b4d2f42d0dbf G503.com Message Forums (Artillery) This is a vehicle forum but with a very good artillery and anti-tank gun sub-group

http://www.com-central.net/index.php?name=forums&file=viewforum&f=73 George Bradford's AFV NEWS armour web site. An excellent site for current and historic military vehicle topics

http://www.com-central.net/index.php?name=Forums&file=viewforum&f=86 Artillery Web Forum from the same folks as AFV News

http://www.bocn.co.uk British Ordnance Collectors Network includes Artillery related post and a web forum

http://hmvf.co.uk/forumvb/forumdisplay.php?72-Artillery-amp-Anti-Tank-Weapons Historic Military Vehicle Forum, Artillery and Anti-Tank Guns section. An interesting forum out of the UK

http://www.militaryhorse.org/forum/viewforum.php?f=3 Military Horse related forum

http://www.warrelics.eu/forum/germany-ww1-ww2-armour-artillery-vehicles/ The War Relics Forum/ Armour, Artillery & Vehicles section. This seems to a very good foum with a number of different areas availible from the main page http://warrelics.eu/forum/

PRIVATE COLLECTIONS/CLUBS/MUSEUMS

http://theworldwar.org/ The National World War I Museum in Kansas City, Missouri USA.  This is the only significant museum in the US solely dedicated to WW1.  It has one of the best publicly displayed WW1 Artillery Collections in the US

http://www.museumandcollector.com/ Matt Switlik's web site on Artillery and Artillery Safety related to American Civil War Era pieces

http://kelequineproductions.com/cavalrytack.html This is Dr. Karl Luthan's web site for military horse related movie props. This is a very impressive group that has done quite a lot of wonderful work in military movies over the years. Facebook page on the subject with contact information http://www.facebook.com/pages/Luthin-Karl-E-DVM/103205366413436

www.reillysbattery.org  Reilly's Battery web site. This American Civil War Field Artillery organization portrays the 1st Regt. North Carolina Artillery and Battery D (West Point Battery) US Army of the 5th US Artillery Regt. This unit has horse capibility

http://www.historicalordnanceworks.com/ Historical Ordnance Works. This is Tom Bailey's company doing artillery restoration and producing Civil War Artillery barrels, carriages, limbers, and caissons

http://www.johnsloughoflondon.co.uk/ John Slough's British Artillery Collection web site. An excellent collection with some pieces for sale in the UK

http://www.thegarrison.org.uk/ The Garrison is a UK based volunteer hobby group of historians whose passion is the Royal Regiment of Artillery. The group has three main sub-sections - field artillery, anti-aircraft artillery and a searchlight unit - and undertakes historical displays depicting various aspects of life in the Royal Artillery during the twentieth century. They operate a full battery of WW2 Era 25 pdr Howitzers along with support equipment

http://sill-www.army.mil/famuseum/ US Army Artillery Museum, located at Fort Sill, OK. The Artillery Museum not only has a new location on post but has new management and is in fact a different museum than has traditionally been seen on Fort Sill. This one is solely dedicated to Artillery technology and history and has started good headway to stabilizing and in some cases restoring the artillery pieces that were for years simply left outdoors

http://sill-www.army.mil/adamuseum/ Air Defense Artillery Museum at Fort Sill.  The museum has moved from Fort Bliss along with the ADA School due to the BRAC.  The ADA Museum currently has much of their collection at the Fort Sill, OK site.  Many are, however, in storage.  The US Field Artillery and US Air Defense Artillery Schools are now co-located at Fort Sill, and the organization is referred to as the “Fires Center of Excellence”, but the branches and schools have not been combined into one

http://www.fortseclin.com/ French WW1 Era Fort Seclin web site. Didier Boniface's private collection of WW1 French Artillery is on display within this museum. Living History programs involve the artillery collection. To see a photos of artillery at the fort: http://www.panoramio.com/user/7358456?comment_page=1&photo_page=4

http://usfm-deimberg.de/ Baumholder Training Area Collection. This is Christian Dübbers web site on the US forces in the Baumholder area. It includes his 10,5cm lFH 98 Limber http://usfm-deimberg.de/fahrzeuge-und-ausrüstung-bis-1945/feldhaubitzprotze-98/

http://www.buckower-kanoniere.de/Geschuetz.htm Buckower Kanoniere is a very interesting "Living History" web site on early Prussian Artillery

www.hl-barbara.de Garnisongeschichte Jüterbog St. Barbara e.V. Very good German Language web site on the history of German Artillery in Jüterbog

INFORMATIONAL SITES

http://www.bulgarianartillery.it/ An excellent web site on Bulgarian Artillery from 1878-1918. This site is certainly worth a look also if you are interested in Ottoman, Serbian, French German and Austro-Hungarian Artillery because Bulgaria used many foreign weapons

http://germanmilitaryoptics.wordpress.com/ German Optical Instruments of the World Wars. Very good reference source on WW2 German Optics both direct and indirect fire

http://www.turkeyswar.com/ This is an English Language web site devoted to the Ottoman Empire in WW1. Equipment and Uniforms as well as military history subjects are covered

http://members.tripod.com/~nigelef/fc_1914-18.htm British Artillery web site. This one is excellent on British Artillery Fire Control Equipment for WW1 & WW2

http://canonspgmww1guns.canalblog.com/ "Canons 14-18" Web Site on WW1 Era Artillery that can be found today in Europe. Many great photographs. This is the perfect site to look over before a trip to WW1 European Battle Fields and Museums. Also, has photos and French Language description of the German and French WW1 Era Artillery of the "Lovett Collection" here in the US

http://www.passioncompassion1418.com/english_index.html English Language site from France covering WW1 Topics

http://worldwar-1centennial.org/ WWI Centinnial Commemoration web site

http://www.poczytaj.pl/68753 Artyleria austro-węgierska w latach 1860-1890 by Łukasz Chrzanowski is an excellent Polish Language book on Austro-Hungarian Artillery. The book is extremely well illustrated and worth getting even without a reading ability in Polish

http://home.earthlink.net/~turnerbrigade/woodruff.htm Turner Brigade Site dedicated to Civil War Artillery and the Woodruff Gun

The best friction primers that are available are from:

Phil Sieglein
5026 Mile Stretch Dr.
Holiday, FL  34690

Phil does not have a web site but he is the best source for friction primers. I have used these for over twenty years with very few misfires

 

UNIFORMS

http://www.greatwar.com/ Great War Militaria. This is an excellent source for reproduction WW1 & 2 German Uniforms.  Most of the reproduction uniforms seen on my site are from Great War.  They also have many original items for sale.  This is one of the most knowledgeable groups in the US involved in WW1 Era living history, reenacting and collecting  

http://www.kaisersbunker.com/ Excellent web site on German WW1 Era Uniforms and Helmets

http://www.pickelhauben.net/pickelhaube.htm Colonel J's web site primarily covers German Pickelhaube with a great deal of useful identification information especially on unit marks. This site also offers a number interesting articles on various subjects concerning the German Army of the WW1 Era

http://www.ottoman-uniforms.com/ Ottoman Uniforms from 1800 - 1918. This is a very interesting web site in English language with good illustrations

http://www.austro-hungarian-army.co.uk/index.htm Very good web site on the Austro-Hungarian Military

http://www.militaria.at/Default.aspx Verlag Militaria. This is an excellent publisher for books covering the World War 1 Era.  Subjects include the Austro-Hungarian Army, German Army, and the French Army. Most of the books give very detailed information and illustrations of uniforms and some equipment. "The Austro-Hungarian Artillery from 1867 to 1918" by Dr. M. Christian Ortner is excellent giving great technical details, photographs and drawings on this subject

http://www.germancolonialuniforms.co.uk/ Home page for Colonial German Uniforms

WEAPONS MAINTENANCE AND RESTORATION PRODUCTS

http://www.ospho.com/ Ospho, a metal treatment for restorations. I use this after sandblasting parts to eliminate all remaining rust and to inhibit additional rust from forming

FIELD ARTILLERY WARRANT OFFICER MEMORIAL LINKS

CW2 Dwayne Moore Memorial.  Fort Sill’s Memorial to Field Artillery Targeting Warrant Officer 2 Dwayne Moore

He was a fellow 131A Field Artillery,Q36 Radar Team Leader Killed in Action during a rocket attack on the FOB at Mahmoudiyah, Iraq 

 

FIELD ARTILLERY HUMOR

Genesis--- according to the Field Artillery

Austro-Hungarian Artillery Crew (I'm Already Tired!)

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