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mrpb27

Posted on 06/24/2015


Photo taken on June 20, 2015




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Don't look down

Don't look down
You wouldn't want to standing here when it was fully loaded with over 1000 kgs of metal and explosives the other end.

The one surviving cannon is one of the largest in the world with its 38 cm calibre. The barrel alone weighs 110 tons and is almost 20 meters in length. Total weight is 337 tons. The range is up to 55 kilometres (34 miles). The cannons were manufactured in Germany by Krupp. They were of the same type as those aboard battleships "Bismarck" and "Tirpitz".

The ammunition consisted of 3 parts. First the shell, 170 cm long and weighing 800 kg. Then a cartridge with 97.75 kg explosives, and then a charge of 114.25 kg explosives.

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