15cm Kanone 16 Firing

Here we see a 15cm Kannon 16, an important German heavy gun during the second half of the First World War, about to be fired. From this angle the box trail is just visible, partly hidden by the massive recoil spade.

German Heavy Artillery Guns 1933-1945, Alexander Lüdeke. Despite the title actually covers light, medium and heavy artillery as well as mortars and anti-tank guns (excludes railway guns, flak and rocket launchers). Each gets a useful write-up, supported by stats and at least one photo. Covers German-built guns and the many types captured and used by the Wehrmacht. [read full review]
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How to cite this article: Rickard, J (26 May 2018), 15cm Kanone 16 Firing , http://www.historyofwar.org/Pictures/pictures_15cm_K16_firing.html

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