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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 ...

[ Date: 2015-06-23 | Length: 14 Kb | 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...

[ Date: 2015-06-19 | Length: 15 Kb | Update: Never ]
Soviet rocket artillery - From BM-13 to BM-27 by Sakhal

During several decades the Soviet Union deployed the most powerful multiple-rocket artillery systems, a tendency that led to the huge BM-30 Smerch which as 2018 goes by is currently in service, along with the BM-27 Uragan, with the Russian Army. The diffe...

[ Date: 2015-06-18 | Length: 10 Kb | Update: 2018-02-07 ]
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...

[ Date: 2015-06-10 | Length: 31 Kb | Update: Never ]
Soviet rocket 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...

[ Date: 2015-01-16 | Length: 15 Kb | 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...

[ Date: 2015-01-14 | Length: 8 Kb | Update: Never ]
600-millimeter 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...

[ Date: 2014-10-09 | Length: 4 Kb | Update: Never ]
800-millimeter Kanone Dora 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 ...

[ Date: 2014-10-08 | Length: 6 Kb | Update: Never ]
280-millimeter Kanone 5 [E] Leopold 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...

[ Date: 2014-10-07 | Length: 6 Kb | Update: Never ]