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German Siege Mortar

Discussion in 'German Heavy Weapons' started by Jim, Sep 25, 2010.

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    One of the Wehrmacht’s heavies was this huge siege mortar captured by the Russians; it was believed to have been either a 240-mm: or 305-mm piece. In Moscow it was examined by members of the Soviet Supreme Command; left to right are Adm. Kuznetzov, People's Commissar for the Navy; Marshal Voronov, in charge of Red Army artillery; Marshal Zhukov, Deputy Supreme Commander; and Marshal Voroshilov.


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    Comparable British weapon was the BL 12 inch Howitzer which fired a 750-lb. shell a distance of 11,340 yards.

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