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Railway artillery by Sakhal

Max E The Schiffskanone L/35 Max Eisenbahn und Bettungs Gerust of caliber 380 millimeters was a naval cannon adaptable to any railroad or to a barbette, as the ones used for coastal defense, and the Max E was the Eisenbahn or railway version. When ...

2015-06-23 - Votes: 0 - Views: 25 - Length: 14 Kb - Last update: Never
Artillery on the 20th century by Sakhal

Future military historians that would look backward to the 20th century could easily think that it was the zenith of artillery. Due to the huge diversity of types and multitude of designs, it seems that will never be seen again anything like the artil...

2015-06-19 - Votes: 0 - Views: 21 - Length: 15 Kb - Last update: Never
Soviet rocket artillery - From M-13 to BM-27 by Sakhal

M-13 The M-13 system consisted of a rocket launcher of open rails for sixteen 132 millimeters rockets, usually transported in the rear part of a 6 x 6 truck, and sometimes mounted on surplus light tanks, tractors and other vehicles that were avai...

2015-06-18 - Votes: 0 - Views: 14 - Length: 9 Kb - Last update: Never
German ballistic contraptions of World War Two by Sakhal

Recoilless cannons for aircraft The "Davis cannon" was a recoilless cannon for aircraft introduced in the Royal Naval Air Service during the last weeks of the First World War, with the purpose of hitting ships and submarines. The problem to solve was...

2015-06-10 - Votes: 0 - Views: 23 - Length: 31 Kb - Last update: Never
Russian artillery - From Katyusha to Smerch by Sakhal

Two Russian state-owned corporations, SPLAV and Rosvoorouzhenie, presented in the shooting range at Orenburg, ending the 20th century, an improved version of the multiple launch rocket system (MLRS) BM-21 "Grad", a system in use in Russia and in other...

2015-01-16 - Votes: 0 - Views: 32 - Length: 15 Kb - Last update: 2015-01-16
ZSU-57-2 and ZSU-23-4 anti-aircraft artillery by Sakhal

ZSU-57-2 The ZSU-57-2 was the first Soviet self-propelled anti-aircraft artillery system that entered service in large scale after the Second World War (in 1955-56). It was introduced in the Red Army to provide anti-aircraft defense to the armored fo...

2015-01-14 - Votes: 0 - Views: 16 - Length: 8 Kb - Last update: Never
600 mm Mortar Thor by Sakhal

In 1935, the Wehrmacht, in the rush for rearmament, solicited from the German heavy industry weapons of uncommon characteristics; the cannons "Gustav" and "Dora" can be considered a perfect example of this. In that same year a huge siege artillery pie...

2014-10-09 - Votes: 0 - Views: 33 - Length: 4 Kb - Last update: Never
800 mm Kanone by Sakhal

In 1935, one of the military objectives of prime importance for the German Army was the Maginot Line. To achieve a solution for the problem of neutralizing such an exceptional stronghold of the potential adversary it was decided to search for a weapon in ...

2014-10-08 - Votes: 0 - Views: 6 - Length: 6 Kb - Last update: Never
280 mm Kanone 5 by Sakhal

The Allied troops that the 22nd January 1944 landed in Anzio did not think that the German resistance would be so tenacious. There were polemics about the behaviour of General Lucas, about how the Operation Shingle could have been avoided or managed i...

2014-10-07 - Votes: 0 - Views: 9 - Length: 6 Kb - Last update: Never