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What kind of artillery is this?

Discussion in 'The Guns Galore Section' started by liang, Sep 11, 2004.

  1. liang

    liang New Member

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    I saw this odd heavy howitzer in Aberdeen, it's mounted on a tracter, yet it doesn't look like it's self-prepelled, so it's probably towed. Like most of these weapons sitting out on the open, it was not marked or tagged. Could this be the famous Russian 8-inch gun that was used to level Berlin?

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    I believe it is. And yes, it was towed.
     
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    It certainly looks like it.
     
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    And this is what it looked like during producton in factory Bolschevik in Leningrad.
    Magnus
     
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    If 8 inches is about 203mm then it's the one. :grin:

    8 X 25.4 = 203.2 Thank you! It's the Russian gun, Liang.
     
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    Thanks for the clarification Roel, for some reason this 8-inch gun didn't appear to be that "imposing" up-close. I was more intimated by the 11-inch Anzio Annie and definitely the 16-inch guns of the USS New Jersey.

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