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ww1 Austro-ungarian equipment by AndreaSilva60 ww1 Austro-ungarian equipment by AndreaSilva60
The Austro-Hungarian army had supplied a strange combination of modern and antique equipment. The front-line troops were armed with the modern Mannlicher M1895, a modern rifle with a very rapid fire, the troops of the second and third line were equipped  with the Männlicher 1888  and with the  obsolete rifle Werndl.
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bogatyrkhan Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2017
Ah,I had seen the werndl in youtube,it's a single shot rifle with a very interesting rotating trapdoor locking system.
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L-aquilla Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2016
You wouldn't know how to get your hands on such equipment?
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AndreaSilva60 Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2016
there is this very good repro site: www.military-antiques.cz/
Then is always possible to buy a Mannlicher M1895,  although at least in Italy, is always a problem obtaining permits.

In some fairs you can find the ancient pieces, but they are often  reproductions passed off as genuine, so maybe it's better to buy directly some good reproductions.
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L-aquilla Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2016
Thanks a lot! But I already own an Mannlicher M95 /30 just need to get my hands on some clothes.
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AndreaSilva60 Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2016
I hope You'll find some dress, I really like the kappen hat.
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tigerfaceswe Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2015
Good stuff.
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AndreaSilva60 Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2015
:)
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Nasca99 Featured By Owner Nov 1, 2015
Ben fatto!=w=
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AndreaSilva60 Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2015
Grazie :)
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Hashashin619 Featured By Owner Nov 1, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Awesome job my friend!
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AndreaSilva60 Featured By Owner Nov 1, 2015
Thank you very much :)
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Hashashin619 Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
You are most welcome^^
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AndreaSilva60 Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2015
:)
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PivotShadow Featured By Owner Oct 31, 2015
Thanks for this. I don't think I ever really thought about late-war Austro-Hungarian uniform; I always just imagined them as wearing blue.
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AndreaSilva60 Featured By Owner Oct 31, 2015
oh yes, at the beginning it was the hechtgrau, the light blue you said, then the feldgrau, that was more brownish than greenish as the German one.  Then used too a green nettle color.
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camorus----234 Featured By Owner Oct 31, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Got to agrre with the others, some fine details on these well done!!!
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AndreaSilva60 Featured By Owner Oct 31, 2015
Thank you very much, I really enjoy to draw this picture.
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Zared-Tregonwell Featured By Owner Oct 31, 2015  Hobbyist Artist
Great work and as well detailed as always.
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AndreaSilva60 Featured By Owner Oct 31, 2015
Thank you somuch:)
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lucas7500 Featured By Owner Oct 31, 2015  Hobbyist Artist
Então um "bíbico"  e quepe de campo/;
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AndreaSilva60 Featured By Owner Oct 31, 2015
Muy obrigabo.
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B4LD3R Featured By Owner Oct 31, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
nuovo archivio ^^
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AndreaSilva60 Featured By Owner Oct 31, 2015
Ebbene sì......
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artkronecker Featured By Owner Oct 31, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Impressive work! The leather pouches look very realistic. That hand grenade is very interesting with the wires for the handle. And I didn't know they had clubs like those in the lower right corner.
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AndreaSilva60 Featured By Owner Oct 31, 2015
Thank you very much, sometimes I'm amazed by Gimp, it has a lot of wonderful brushes available.
WWI  was a terrible war, Italians did not use clubs, not because they had a better soul , they preferred  daggers and  ice axes.  The hand grenade was very handy, the bent wire   allowed to hang it comfortably at the belt.
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artlovr59 Featured By Owner Oct 31, 2015   Photographer
Very nicely done, my friend. As you probably recall, my grandfather was on this front. He was "Sanitez" (sp?) that is, a medic. We have some photos of him. At first, he looked very handsome and young. Some years later, not so young. He aged very quickly. As a medic, he must have seen some dreadful things.
He never talked about it to his family.
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AndreaSilva60 Featured By Owner Oct 31, 2015
Oh yes, I remember, the photo with the Bosniaken officiers........
Also my grandfather who lost three fingers of his right hand on the Carso never spoke of the war, he was a bleak and quiet man, I imagine that the war marked him. I saw in Deviant Art that many groups and artists are fans of sci-fi History, sometimes I wonder what would happen if the vast multi-ethnic empire had not been broken ....
....perhaps it would have been a better world
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YautjaVasquez Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2015
Prahaps you will find this interasting sga.monarchisten.org/
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AndreaSilva60 Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2015
Thank you.....
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YautjaVasquez Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2015
no problem :)
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AndreaSilva60 Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2015
:)
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artlovr59 Featured By Owner Oct 31, 2015   Photographer
I'm sure that war, of all wars, marked those who were in it...
I think the Monarchy was a potentially good thing, but in a way, the EU, if done properly, is another version of the old A-H Monarchy. :)
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AndreaSilva60 Featured By Owner Oct 31, 2015
So true......
Yes, I agree, if done properly.....  if only the member countries were willing to lose a little more of national sovereignty..
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artlovr59 Featured By Owner Oct 31, 2015   Photographer
I don't know. From here, it looks very complicated. And this new influx will definitely destroy Europe. Europeans really are children when it come to the Third World. I live in the Third World and I can tell you, importing the Third World into Europe will destroy both Europe and also not save the Third World. So in the end, there will only be the US left as the Western World. Not something that I can be enthusiastic about!
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Dear friend, we wallow in our well-being, we do not make children, we don't do  dirty work, strenuous and poorly paid any more, if something does not change in 80 years we will be extinct.
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artlovr59 Featured By Owner Oct 31, 2015   Photographer
Something like that...
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AndreaSilva60 Featured By Owner Oct 31, 2015
Sigh.......
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Captain-Torr Featured By Owner Oct 31, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Looks similar to a German soldier.
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AndreaSilva60 Featured By Owner Oct 31, 2015
Oh yes, same helmet, similar uniform's color , boots and puttees, and as I said to a Canadian friend that it  taken ill, the same hungry, cause the naval blockade.
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Orphydian Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
how is it called the first helmet?
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AndreaSilva60 Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2015
It was called Berndorfer, from Berndorf, the town where they were made, italian called it paperino "little duck"
because when it is looked from the upper it really looks like a duck. 

It was designed in a indipendent way respect hte German Sthalhelm in the same period, it's by an accident that they are so similar 
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Orphydian Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
I think the Swiss haev one similar after WW2.
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AndreaSilva60 Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2015
Yes, quite similar, maybe with a longer visor.....
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SGTMasterCodyJames Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2014  Hobbyist Artist
so do you draw these your self?
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AndreaSilva60 Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2014
Yes i  do, it's take lot of time, and i have not lot of free time, some stuff i put in deviant art is almost 2 years old, the fact is that they are historically correct, the flash,the badge and so long, but it's fine it calm my nerve  when i'm distressed
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SGTMasterCodyJames Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2014  Hobbyist Artist
well I'm glad you do these kind of pictures
It helps me understand the Great War much better.

and I have to say that you do a Great job on them, so thank you vary much. 8)
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AndreaSilva60 Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2014
It's very kind of you!  I live not very far from the first war  italy-austrian front, about 350 km. When I was younger i used to climb the mountains where they fougth, even the glacier Adamello,and trust me, they are very difficult to climb, so i don't figure how they can cambat and live there.
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SGTMasterCodyJames Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2014  Hobbyist Artist
well they were brave men, Men that new the danger, but went forward anyway to fight for there family's, there friend's, and there home
and they would do anything to protect what they love.

and It's amazing that you're so close to the battle front's where they fought!
the only things I have close to the Great War are old relics from the Buckeye units.

your so lucky.
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AndreaSilva60 Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2014
Yes I'm,  the places are beautiful too, but it's sad to say that there are lot of war's cemetery, in the first war 1 found the dead about 650.000 italian soldiers,it was a very harsh war. There weren't any antibitiotics, and often a wound meant dead, or the loss of limb.
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