Breech end of 15cm K39

Here we see the horizontal sliding breech mechanism of the 15cm Kanone 39, originally produced for Turkey but used in small numbers by Germany during the Second World War.

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), Breech end of 15cm K39, http://www.historyofwar.org/Pictures/pictures_15cm_K39_breech.html

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