Military History Books
by Harold A. Skaarup   www.SilverHawkAuthor.com   
 
German Second World War Guns and War Trophies preserved in Canada

German Second World War Guns and War Trophies preserved in Canada

This list is a condensed version of the list of German Second World War Guns and War Trophies found within the lists of preserved Artillery and Armoured Fighting Vehicles  in the individual provinces of Canada listed on this website.   

Photos are by the author unless otherwise credited. 

Data current to 7 May 2018.

CFB Edmonton, Alberta

German Second World War 10.5-cm LeFH 18/40 Howitzer, Barrel (Serial Nr. R351) Fl 905, dxk, Breech Block (Serial Nr. Fl 539) mrf, SB dxk, Trail (Serial Nor Fl 697) bwl, Memorial Park South of the Officer’s Mess, Edmonton Garrison.

German Second World War Artillery in the RCA Museum, CFB Shilo, Manitoba

 (Photos courtesy of Clive Prothero-Brooks)

German Second World War 3.7-mm Czech Škoda (PaK 36 t) AT Gun.  The gun is marked 1937, AKC SPOL, 93 kg, d?. Škodovy Závody v Plzni, tov ?ís. 21532, E1 37, 3.7 cm k vz.37, ?ís. 7, VL0217!

(Photos courtesy of Clive Prothero-Brooks)

German Second World War 7.5-cm leichtes Infanteriegeschütz 18 Light Infantry Gun (7.5-cm leIG 18) (Serial Nr. R191).

 (Photo courtesy of Clive Prothero-Brooks)

5-cm PaK 38 (L/60) Anti-Tank Gun (Serial Nr. R4024), shipped to Canada from the UK on 24 Oct 1944.

 (Photo courtesy of Tighe McManus)

5-cm PaK 38 (L/60) Anti-Tank Gun (Serial Nr. R5709), on loan to the Antler River Museum.  

 (Photos courtesy of Clive Prothero-Brooks)

7.5-cm PaK 40 Anti-Tank Gun (Serial Nr. R807).

 (Photos courtesy of Clive Prothero-Brooks)

10.5-cm leichtes Feldhaubitze 16 (10.5-cm leFH 16), (Serial Nr. R341).

 (Photos courtesy of Clive Prothero-Brooks)

10.5-cm leichtes Feldhaubitze 18/40 (10.5-cm leFH 18/40) Howitzer (Serial Nr. R158).  (Captain F.M. Mowat).

 (Photo courtesy of Clive Prothero-Brooks)

10.5-cm leichtes Feldhaubitze 18/40 (10.5-cm leFH 18/40) Howitzer (Serial Nr. R284).

 (Photos courtesy of Clive Prothero-Brooks)

15-cm schwere Feldhaubitze 18 (15-cm sFH 18) (Serial Nr. R856).  (Captain F.M. Mowat).

 (wing and a prayer Photo)

 (Photos courtesy of Clive Prothero-Brooks)

17-cm Kanone 18 (17-cm K 18) in Mörserlafette Field Gun, (Serial Nr. 58).  (Captain F.M. Mowat).

 (Photo courtesy of Clive Prothero-Brooks)

30-cm Raketenwerfer 56, (no Serial Number visible).

 

 (Photos courtesy of Clive Prothero-Brooks)

10.5-cm Leichtgeschütz 42 (10.5-cm LG 42 Recoilless Gun, (Serial Nr. R121).  (Captain F.M. Mowat).

2nd Battalion, Princess Patricia's Canadian Light Infantry HQ, CFB Shilo, Manitoba

 (Photos courtesy of Clive Prothero-Brooks)

German Second World War 5-cm PaK 38 (L/60) AT Gun (Serial Nr. R10087).

Fort Garry Horse Museum, Winnipeg, Manitoba

 

 (Photos courtesy of the Fort Garry Horse Museum)

German Second World War 8.8-cm Raketenwerfer 43 “Puppchen” (hollow charge rocket launcher), (Serial Nr. RW2491), Fort Garry Horse Museum, McGregor Armoury, 551 Machray Ave.

CFB Borden, Ontario, Base Borden Military Museum

French Second World War 47-mm Mle 1937 (G47 Mle 1937), APX Anti-Tank Gun, designated PaK 181(f) in German service.

German Second World War 7.5cm Kampfwagenkanone 40 (7.5-cm KwK 40/L43), (Serial Nr. TBC), vehicle mounted gun on a wall-mounted display.

German Second World War 7.5-cm PaK 97/38 AT Gun, (Serial Nr. 9108), 1916, A.B.S., 

French 75-mm Mle 1937 (G47 Mle 1937), APX Anti-Tank Gun, in German service designated PaK 181(f).

German Second World War 3.7-cm PaK 36 Anti-Tank Gun (Serial Nr. R17355), rear of Museum hangar.

Russian 7.62-cmAnti-Tank Gun (Serial Nr. 1230), 1939, designated PaK 36(r) in German service.  Air Force side of the Base.

German Second World War 5-cm PaK 38 AT Gun (Serial Nr. R860), 1942, Bhh, rear of Museum hangar.

German Second World War 7.5-cm PaK 40 AT Gun (Serial Nr. R1761), 1942, bwo, Rheinmetall Borsig (Düsseldorf), rear of Museum hangar.

German Second World War 7.5-cm PaK 40 AT Gun, (Serial Nr. R2900), bwo, Rheinmetall Borsig (Düsseldorf), South Parade Square.

German Second World War 7.5-cm PaK 40 Anti-Tank Gun, (Serial Nr. R4969), 1942, hhg, Rheinmetall Borsig (Tegel), Worthington Park.

German Second World War 15-cm schwere Feldhaubitze 18 (15-cm sFH 18), (Serial Nr. R2746), 1940, WaA 34, barrel in the recoil position, South Parade Square. 

German Second World War 15-cm schwere Feldhaubitze 18 (15-cm sFH 18), (Serial Nr. R3176), 1941, COC (TBC), CHM, barrel extended, Southeast of North gate.

German Second World War FlakPanzer IV Wirbelwind, currently being restored inside a Base Borden Museum Hangar.

German Second World War Jagdpanzer 38(t) Hetzer Light Tank Destroyer, MGen Worthington Memorial Park.

Kars, Ontario, Swords and Ploughshares Museum, 7500 Reeve Craig North (Rural Route #1), K0A2E0. Curator: Major Mike T.A. Calnan.

German Second World War 3.7-cm PaK 36 AT Gun.

Kington, Ontario, Royal Military College

German Second World War 8.8-cm FlaK 37 Anti-aircraft Gun, (Serial Nr. R5456) 1042 CXX (120), Crerar Crescent.

German Second World War 8.8-cm Panzerabwehrkanone 43 (8.8-cm PaK 43) Anti-tank Gun, Breeching Ring (Serial Nr. R1243), Crerar Crescent.

Lisle, Ontario

 (Photos courtesy of Balcer)

Ottawa, Ontario, The Canadian War Museum

 

German Second World War 7.5-cm leichtes Infanteriegeschütz 18 (7.5-cm leIG 18), short-barrelled Field Gun stamped with German emblem, 2682, (Serial Nr. R1285), 1927.

German Second World War 8.1-cm Schwerer Granatwerfer 34 (s.Gr.W.34) (Serial Nr. TBC).

German Second World War 7.92-mm MG 42 Machine Gun.

German Second World War 2-cm FlaK 30 AA Gun AA Gun 1936, (Serial Nr. 466).

  

German Second World War 2-cm Flakvierling 38, FlaK 38 AA Gun, Rheinmetall (Serial Nr. 10660), W646, W648, mounted on a wheeled trailer.

 

German Anti-Aircraft Searchlight and machine-guns on display during Air Force Day at Rockcliffe, Ontario, 9 June 1951.  (Library and Archives Canada Photo, MIKAN No. 3584521)

German Anti-Aircraft Searchlight.

German Second World War 8.8-cm FlaK 37 Anti-Aircraft Gun, (Serial Nr. R534), Gallery 3.

German Second World War Rheintochter Anti-Aircraft Missile.

German Reichenberg IV manned V-1.

German Second World War 2.8-cm schwere Panzerbüchse 41 AT Gun sPzB 41 AT Gun, (Serial Nr. BpK 1333), stamped 9/277, MEL 600.

German/Austrian Second World War 4.7-cm Böhler Da 44/32 M35 AT Gun, (Serial Nr. 35447).

German Second World War 3.7-cm PaK 36 AT Gun , Rheinmetall, (Serial Nr. 1937), RMB 14182.

German Second World War 5-cm PaK 38 (L/60) AT Gun., Rheinmetall Borsig, (Serial Nr.  R8453), 1942, stamped BS FL549csh, Mr Fl 860csh.

German Second World War 5-cm Nebelwerfer 41, six-barrelled Multiple Rocket Launcher (Serial Nr. TBC).

German Second World War 21-cm Nebelwerfer 42 five-barrelled Multiple Rocket Launcher, 1944, BEQ 43, (Serial Nr. 988), FeH 43.

German Second World War 7.5-cm Leichtgeschütz 40, (LG 40) Recoilless Rifle, Airborne Forces, stamped FL 390, BWO, Eagle and swastika, (Serial Nr. R287JT0, stamped  4116/R287JT/F1390.

German Second World War 8.8-cm Raketenwerfer 43 “Puppchen” (hollow charge rocket launcher), 1943, (Serial Nr. RW 3935).

Russian 122-mm M1938 M30 Howitzer (Serial Nr. 2669), designated 12.2-cm FH 396(r) in German service.  This gun came to the CWM from the Canadian School of Military Intelligence (CSMI) in 1966.

German Zundapp KS 750 Motorcycle with sidecar.

German Kettenkrad tracked motorcycle.

Privates M. Voske and H. Browne of the Calgary Highlanders examining a captured German radio-controlled Goliath tracked mine, Goes, Netherlands, 30 October 1944.  (Capt Ken Bell, Library and Archives Canada Photo, MIKAN No. 321598)

German Goliath Tracked Mine.

German Second World War Mercedes Staff Car.

German Panzer IA light tank.  One was held by the Canadian War Museum, but was traded to Jacques Littlefield in California for six pieces of armour that were significant to Canada. The Panzer I is very rare, but not very relevant to Canada as it was obsolete by the time the majority of our army came into contact with the German army.  The CWM acquired 1. Staghound Armoured Car. (Type used by Canada).  2. Churchill tank (Type used by Canada).   3. Lee M3 tank (Type used by Canada).   4. Stuart M5A1 tank (Type used by Canada).  5. Grizzly M4A1 tank (Made in Canada). Repatriation.  6. A Ram ARV (hulk) was to be part of the deal but there was a problem and another vehicle was provided. Colin MacGregor Stevens.

 

German Panzer II Light Tank, Call sign 112, 19, G, Canadian War Museum, Ottawa, Ontario.

German Second World War Sturmgeschütz StuG III Ausf G SdKfz 142/2 Assault Gun, Barrel (Serial Nr. R5453).

German Second World War Jagdpanzer IV/70 (V) 7.5-cm Tank Destroyer.

German Panzer V Panther Ausf A Main Battle Tank.  This tank was previously on display at CFB Borden, Canadian War Museum, Ottawa, Ontario.

CFB Petawawa, Ontario

 (Clive Prothero-Brooks Photos

German Second World War 2.8-cm schwere Panzerbüchse 41 Anti-Tank Gun (2.8-cm sPzB 41) Anti-Tank Gun (Serial No. 2556).  The barrel has a separate number, (Serial Nr. 52536)  This gun is on loan from the RCA Museum CFB Shilo, Manitoba.

German Second World War 5-cm PaK 38 (L/60) AT Gun (Serial Nr. TBC), corroded, Menin Road.

 

German Second World War 7.5-cm PaK 40 AT Gun, (Serial Nr. R2595), 1942 beg, stamped BS:Fl1736fqv, Vr:FL200bej, Menin Road.

 

German Second World War 8.8-cm FlaK 37 AA Gun, (Serial Nr. R3864), stamped BS: Sg563492 RL1084bxe F1318beb, M:F1317beb, S:F1317beb on the breeching ring, North of the Main Gate.

German Second World War 15-cm schwere Feldhaubitze 18 Heavy Field Howitzer, (Serial Nr. R3079), shell strike on the remaining numbers on the breeching ring, Menin Road.

CFB Valcartier, Quebec

 (Photo courtesy of James Simmonds)

German Second World War 7.5-cm PaK 40 AT Gun (Serial Nr. TBC), in front of the WO and Sgt’s Mess.

Oromocto, New Brunswick, 5 Canadian Division Support Group, CFB Gagetown, New Brunswick Military History Museum

German Second World War 17-ton 17-cm Kanone 18 (K 18) in Mörserlafette (on a big gun carriage), (Serial Nr. R320), sent from Europe to Aberdeen, and then to Canada in 1945.  This gun was shipped from Aberdeen in the USA on 3 Mar 1945, along with a new spare barrel.  It was located in the Munitions Experimental Test Centre (CEEM), until it was transferred to the NBMHM, CFB Gagetown, on 4 Dec 2012.  Once it has been restored, it will be displayed at the New Brunswick Military History Museum (NBMHM) on Base.  These guns were of the same type used against gunners from Saint John, New Brunswick in the battles in Italy in 1943.  The bye marking on the gun is the manufacturers code for HANOMAG-Hannover'sche Maschinenbau AG vorm. Georg Egestorff, Hannover.  This company manufactured approximately 300 of these guns from 1941 onwards (before then, they were built by the Krupp firm).

End of List

 

I would imagine that many of you who are reading this book are very likely familiar with the standard routine of military training exercises and the rigours of being in the field in all seasons, not to mention the conditions found on deployment these days. Whether or not you have experienced it, I am sure you can well imagine what it is like to train and work in the heat, the dust and the mosquitoes in summer, the wind, the rain and the mud in the spring and fall, the snow and the cold in the winter and of course the routine day-to-day challenges of combat exercises in the training areas of the Canadian Forces. For most in the Army, this includes CFB Gagetown, CFB Valcartier, CFB Petawawa, CFB Kingston, CFB Shilo, CFB Edmonton, CFB Wainwright, CFB Suffield and all the fields and exercise areas of LFAATC Aldershot and LFCATC Meaford and their environs.

As an Army Officer in the Canadian Forces, it has been my privilege to have served alongside a tremendous number of highly professional military men and women of our nation while taking part in training in Germany, the UK and the USA and while on operational deployments to Cyprus, Bosnia-Herzegovina and in Afghanistan. During my training and military professional development, I have learned much about our long military history. My interest in our multi-faceted historical record has led me to write about it and to seek out the stories about Canada's military servicemen and women and the tools and equipment they used to preserve our security when warclouds darkened our horizons.

As a military history enthusiast, I have learned over the years that there are many with similar interests in preserving our story. We have all seen the odd old gun or retired tank placed on display outside a Militia Drill Hall, War Memorial, city park site or Royal Canadian Legion Hall, and many will have enjoyed visiting a number of our military Museums. The vast majority of retired wartime combat equipment used by members of the CF have dwindled in number, many being scrapped, others being shot up as targets, while a few have been sold to overseas operators and collectors. Fortunately, a handful of important examples of retired CF guns and war machines have been preserved and may be found in a wide variety of locations throughout Canada.

Curators, docents and volunteers working in Canada's military museums have been successful in preserving a good number of retired military weapons of war and many are still being sought after and in some cases, being restored to running condition again. As an artist, photographer and military history enthusiast, I have attempted to keep track of where historic Canadian military equipment has survived and is presently located and to make that information available to others with the same interest. For those of like mind, the purpose of this handbook is to provide a simple checklist of the classic Great War and WWII artillery that is part of our military heritage and a location guide to where they can be found in Canada. The book includes a number of photographs to illustrate an example of each gun wherever possible, and lists the locations of the survivors by province.

The numbers of restored Canadian guns is actually increasing as a few rare examples are being recovered from scrapyards and monument sites and salvaged for restoration. (Ultra rare items such as Skink AA gun turrets come to mind). One of the aims of this book is to help an enthusiast track down these monuments and museum artefacts and to have a simple reference book on hand with more detailed information about them such as a serial number, a Museum location and contact information which might be helpful in learning a bit of the history of a particular vehicle. The guns detailed in this handbook are listed alphabetically by manufacturer, number and type in the order that they came into service with the CF. The data is also appended with a list of most of the current guns found in the various collections and Museums in Canada. The book is also meant to serve as a companion volume to "Ironsides", Canadian Tanks and Armoured Fighting Vehicle Museums and Monuments, also available online.

It is my sincere hope that more of the guns and artillery found in this list will one day be added to the record of historically important military armament survivors that have been recovered and restored.


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