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The war of high calibers

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The position of the British 381-mm howitzer Mk.II in the Ypres region during the third battle at Ypres; September 1917 year


The war of high calibers







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  1. Amurets
    Amurets 15 December 2017 06: 28 New
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    The photos are good. More text. Since there is too little material about this howitzer. Here is a quote from Chris Hunt's book Artillery. Encyclopedia And the article on VO: https://topwar.ru/69091-krupnokalibernye-vtorogo-
    sorta.html
  2. Settlement Oparyshev
    Settlement Oparyshev 15 December 2017 08: 20 New
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    Like the author. This shooting was like you would give from 12 inches, and immediately there silence sets in. The peacemaker crashed.
    And now they are hammering 152, sometimes 240mi, so easy combing.
    1. Taoist
      Taoist 15 December 2017 11: 29 New
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      Such idiots are good only in positional war ... mobility is simply absent as a fact. You sit under siege of 5 years and shoot slowly ... 15 shots per day ... ;-)
      1. Settlement Oparyshev
        Settlement Oparyshev 15 December 2017 11: 33 New
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        Now the Bepilots will not give it, they will peck.
      2. Amurets
        Amurets 15 December 2017 15: 36 New
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        Quote: Taoist
        Such idiots are good only in positional war ... mobility is simply absent as a fact.
        So the mass of this howitzer is 94,576 tons, but data on the rate of fire could not be found. In fact, data on this weapon are not available.
        1. Taoist
          Taoist 15 December 2017 16: 25 New
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          And you can imagine from the same photographs ... Unlike sea guns, everything here is “farting steam” -
          1) Lower the barrel to the loading position.
          2) Open the shutter
          3) Pull the projectile to the crane beam, Trim, lift on the intermediate, put on the loading tray
          4) Send the projectile
          5) Repeat the procedure with a charge
          6) Close the shutter
          7) Raise the barrel, aim ...
          Fire...
          Even with perfect coordination of the calculation (and this is the 30 person) just dancing with a tambourine for half an hour ... And after five of these shots - we smoke together for lunch ...
          So I don’t know how with the technical rate of fire, but with the practical one, if the 10-15 shells succeeded in a day, then it’s good ...
          1. Amurets
            Amurets 16 December 2017 01: 09 New
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            Quote: Taoist
            And you can imagine from the same photographs ... Unlike sea guns, everything here is “farting steam” -

            Yes, I agree. It’s bad that quotes from the encyclopedias of Chris Shant or V. Shunkov are not copied or are not copied as you want. K. Shant wrote that the minimum calculation consisted of 12 people, this is not counting the soldiers employed in the transportation of ammunition.
    2. Vlad.by
      Vlad.by 22 December 2017 13: 56 New
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      In the north of the Gulf of Finland beyond Zelenogorsk, coastal bunkers of 10-12 inches are still preserved.
      Somewhere right in the "ruble" villages and on their outskirts.
      In Sands, for example, three bunkers were bypassed. One so generally on the shore, "in the body" of the village under construction with a rangefinder booth. Thank God, so far no one has attempted demolition.